Investors sold shares of Macy’s Inc (NYSE:M) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $91.62 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $129.04 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $37.42 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Macy’s had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Macy’s traded up $0.48 for the day and closed at $19.98
Several brokerages recently commented on M. BMO Capital Markets set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Macy’s and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Vetr downgraded shares of Macy’s from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.02 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Macy’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Macy’s and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Macy’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.31.
The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a current ratio of 1.42 and a quick ratio of 0.34. The firm has a market cap of $6,085.09, a P/E ratio of 6.73, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.68 and a beta of 0.86.
Macy’s (NYSE:M) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.04. Macy’s had a net margin of 2.83% and a return on equity of 21.06%. The company had revenue of $5.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.31 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.17 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Macy’s Inc will post 3.39 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.3775 per share. This represents a $1.51 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Macy’s’s payout ratio is 66.52%.
In other news, Director John A. Bryant bought 9,825 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were bought at an average price of $20.32 per share, for a total transaction of $199,644.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 9,825 shares in the company, valued at $199,644. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in Macy’s by 7.0% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,279,451 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,917,000 after buying an additional 84,147 shares in the last quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Macy’s by 47.2% during the 3rd quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 106,416 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,322,000 after buying an additional 34,116 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in Macy’s by 4.2% during the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 2,037,917 shares of the company’s stock valued at $44,480,000 after buying an additional 82,642 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its holdings in Macy’s by 10.5% during the 3rd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 499,643 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,982,000 after buying an additional 47,557 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Trustmark National Bank Trust Department purchased a new stake in Macy’s during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $2,585,000. 81.96% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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Macy’s Company Profile
Macy’s, Inc is an omnichannel retail company operating stores, Websites and mobile applications under various brands, such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury. The Company sells a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories (men’s, women’s and children’s), cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.
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