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Is The Macerich Company(NYSE: MAC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/10/1994. The Macerich Company is in the REIT – Retail industry and Financial sector. Average volume for The Macerich Company, is 897.42, and so far today it has a volume of 781800. Performance year to date since the 3/10/1994 is 5.35%.

To help you determine whether The Macerich Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 13.8 and forward P/E is 68.67. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Macerich Company has a value for PEG of 2.04. P/S ratio is 10.23 and the P/B ratio is 2.87. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 162.73 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price The Macerich Company is trading at, 82.82 (0.47% today), The Macerich Company has a dividend yield of 3.28%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 44.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -67.64% after growing -70.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 241.80%, and -19.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 143.63, and the number of shares float is 142.75. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 99.90%. The float short is 1.65%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.62. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.20%, and also a return on investment of 0.90%.

The ability for The Macerich Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.16 and total debt/equity is 1.16. In terms of margins, The Macerich Company has a gross margin of 62.50%, with its operating margin at 9.70%, and The Macerich Company has a profit margin of 78.50%.

The 52 week high is -11.64%, with 20.11% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.46% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.61%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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