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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC)?

The company in question is, The Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC) currently with a stock price of 82.79 (1.06% today). The market cap for The Macerich Company is 11826.55, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Retail industry. The target price for The Macerich Company is 87.31. Currently The Macerich Company is trading with a P/E of 13.79, and a forward P/E of 69.69. Average volume for The Macerich Company is 878.83 and so far today it is 1528400.

Performance in the last year for The Macerich Company has been 22.23%. For EPS growth, The Macerich Company has seen a growth of -70.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -68.06%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 62.20% over the last five years and could be 6.77% for the next five years. The Macerich Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -19.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 241.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.62%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.94%.

Since the IPO date for The Macerich Company on the 3/10/1994, The Macerich Company has seen performance year to date to be 5.32%. With The Macerich Company trading at 82.79, the dividend yield is 3.29%, and the EPS is 6.

So could The Macerich Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.79. The PEG is 2.04, P/S is 10.17 and the P/B is at 2.87. The P/cash is 161.79, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

The Macerich Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.16, and total debt/equity at 1.16.

In terms of margins, The Macerich Company has a gross margin of 62.50%, an operating margin of 9.70% and a profit margin of 78.50%.Payout ratio for The Macerich Company is 44.80%. Return on assets come to 8.20% with return on investment coming to 0.90%.

Insider ownership for The Macerich Company, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 99.50%. Outstanding shares are at 142.85. While shares float is 142.75. The float short is currently 1.95%, and short ratio is 3.16.

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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