Macy’s Inc. [M] stock Reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group analyst, price target now $20

Macy’s Inc. [NYSE: M] gained 1.23% or 0.21 points to close at $17.29 with a heavy trading volume of 10423787 shares. The company report on August 4, 2021 that Macy’s, Inc. Announces Early Redemption of $1.3 Billion in Senior Secured Notes.

Elimination of 8.375% Senior Secured Notes Further Strengthens Company’s Balance Sheet, Optimizes Capital Allocation and Facilitates the Delivery of Strong and Sustainable Shareholder Returns.

Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) issued a notice of redemption to redeem $1.3 billion in principal amount of its 8.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) on August 17, 2021. This voluntary early redemption covers the entire amount of the outstanding Notes.

It opened the trading session at $17.22, the shares rose to $17.381 and dropped to $16.405, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for M points out that the company has recorded 26.20% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -210.41% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 14.71M shares, M reached to a volume of 10423787 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Macy’s Inc. [M]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for M shares is $19.28 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on M stock is a recommendation set at 3.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Telsey Advisory Group have made an estimate for Macy’s Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on May 19, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Telsey Advisory Group raised their target price from $14 to $16. The new note on the price target was released on February 24, 2021, representing the official price target for Macy’s Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $10 to $14, while Telsey Advisory Group kept a Market Perform rating on M stock. On December 18, 2020, analysts increased their price target for M shares from 9 to 14.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Macy’s Inc. is set at 0.87, with the Price to Sales ratio for M stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.27. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.02, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.89. Price to Free Cash Flow for M in the course of the last twelve months was 5.12 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

Trading performance analysis for M stock

Macy’s Inc. [M] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.47. With this latest performance, M shares dropped by -7.14% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 26.20% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 183.44% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for M stock in for the last two-week period is set at 48.02, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 50.04, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.90 for Macy’s Inc. [M]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 18.13, while it was recorded at 16.95 for the last single week of trading, and 14.67 for the last 200 days.

Macy’s Inc. [M]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Macy’s Inc. [M] shares currently have an operating margin of -5.28 and a Gross Margin at +26.81. Macy’s Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -21.79.

Return on Total Capital for M is now -7.78, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -34.20. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -88.33, with Return on Assets sitting at -18.93. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Macy’s Inc. [M] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 322.91. Additionally, M Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 76.35, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 43.17. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 297.38, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 70.32.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Macy’s Inc. [M] managed to generate an average of -$52,093 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 38.71 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.87.Macy’s Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Macy’s Inc. [M]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for M. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Macy’s Inc. go to -11.82%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Macy’s Inc. [M]

There are presently around $4,348 million, or 83.70% of M stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of M stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 45,647,391, which is approximately -0.159% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 32,583,768 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $563.37 million in M stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $235.68 million in M stock with ownership of nearly -9.361% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Macy’s Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 158 institutional holders increased their position in Macy’s Inc. [NYSE:M] by around 34,998,287 shares. Additionally, 176 investors decreased positions by around 37,212,943 shares, while 68 investors held positions by with 179,274,468 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 251,485,698 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. M stock had 56 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,468,813 shares, while 56 institutional investors sold positions of 8,155,834 shares during the same period.

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