why Macy’s Inc. [M] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $34.02


Macy’s Inc. [NYSE: M] slipped around -1.25 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $28.50 at the close of the session, down -4.20%. The company report on November 29, 2021 that Macy’s Calls on Customers to Deliver 500,000 Letters in One Week to Push Goal to $2 Million for Annual Believe Campaign Benefitting Make-A-Wish®.

From Sunday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Dec. 4, Macy’s will double its donation to Make-A-Wish, donating $2 for every letter sent to Santa online or dropped off at Macy’s stores.

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Macy’s (NYSE:M) will celebrate National Believe Week by doubling its donation to Make-A-Wish as part of Macy’s annual Believe letter-writing campaign. From the start of Believe campaign through its final day on Dec. 24, for every letter sent to Santa online at macys.com/believe or dropped off in Macy’s stores, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million. During National Believe Week, from Sunday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Dec. 4, Macy’s has pledged $2 for each letter collected (taking the existing $1 million campaign goal to $2 million) to help children fighting critical illnesses’ life-changing wishes come true.

Macy’s Inc. stock is now 153.33% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. M Stock saw the intraday high of $29.71 and lowest of $27.73 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 37.95, which means current price is +157.45% above from all time high which was touched on 11/18/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 16.99M shares, M reached a trading volume of 19946146 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say 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 $34.02 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Macy’s Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on November 19, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Deutsche Bank raised their target price from $29 to $35. The new note on the price target was released on November 19, 2021, representing the official price target for Macy’s Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $19 to $32, while Credit Suisse kept a Underperform rating on M stock. On November 19, 2021, analysts increased their price target for M shares from 37 to 45.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Macy’s Inc. is set at 1.95, with the Price to Sales ratio for M stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.41. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.83, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.41. Price to Free Cash Flow for M in the course of the last twelve months was 9.23 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

How has M stock performed recently?

Macy’s Inc. [M] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -15.61. With this latest performance, M shares gained by 7.67% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 50.63% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 179.14% 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 45.12, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 38.40, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.10 for Macy’s Inc. [M]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 27.22, while it was recorded at 30.90 for the last single week of trading, and 20.42 for the last 200 days.

Macy’s Inc. [M]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

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 1.10.

Earnings analysis for Macy’s Inc. [M]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Macy’s Inc. posted 0.8/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.12/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 566.70%. 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%.

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Insider trade positions for Macy’s Inc. [M]

There are presently around $8,117 million, or 94.70% of M stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of M stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 45,855,717, which is approximately 0.291% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 33,676,072 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $959.77 million in M stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $375.69 million in M stock with ownership of nearly -2.104% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Macy’s Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 181 institutional holders increased their position in Macy’s Inc. [NYSE:M] by around 40,062,224 shares. Additionally, 183 investors decreased positions by around 23,611,587 shares, while 63 investors held positions by with 221,140,685 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 284,814,496 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. M stock had 72 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,849,879 shares, while 39 institutional investors sold positions of 4,806,594 shares during the same period.