For The Macerich Company [MAC], Analyst sees a rise to $23. What next?

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The Macerich Company [NYSE: MAC] surged by $0.03 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $17.37 during the day while it closed the day at $17.26. The company report on December 10, 2021 that CareTrust REIT Announces David Sedgwick to Succeed Greg Stapley as Chief Executive Officer.

The Board of Directors of CareTrust REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTRE) today announced the appointment of David Sedgwick as Chief Executive Officer, to be effective as of January 1, 2022. Mr. Sedgwick will succeed founding Chairman and CEO Greg Stapley, who will continue to serve as CareTrust’s Executive Chairman during an approximately six-month transition period, following which he and his wife Deborah will commence a three-year, full-time volunteer assignment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Board also announced that Diana M. Laing has been appointed as Lead Independent Director.


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Mr. Sedgwick, who has been with CareTrust since 2014, currently serves as CareTrust’s President and Chief Operating Officer and will retain his title as the Company’s President. Prior to CareTrust, Mr. Sedgwick held various operational and leadership roles within The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENSG), CareTrust’s predecessor, from 2001 to 2014. CareTrust was first created as a real estate subsidiary of Ensign and became a standalone public company following a tax-free REIT spin-off in 2014.

The Macerich Company stock has also gained 3.98% of its value over the past 7 days. However, MAC stock has declined by -0.40% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -5.42% and gained 61.76% year-on date.

The market cap for MAC stock reached $3.68 billion, with 213.21 million shares outstanding and 204.56 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.74M shares, MAC reached a trading volume of 3362453 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about The Macerich Company [MAC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MAC shares is $20.85 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MAC stock is a recommendation set at 3.20. 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.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for The Macerich Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on November 04, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Evercore ISI raised their target price from $16 to $18. The new note on the price target was released on October 19, 2021, representing the official price target for The Macerich Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $10 to $19, while Jefferies kept a Hold rating on MAC stock. On June 28, 2021, analysts increased their price target for MAC shares from 20 to 24.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Macerich Company is set at 0.78, with the Price to Sales ratio for MAC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.53. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.20, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.55. Price to Free Cash Flow for MAC in the course of the last twelve months was 31.30.

MAC stock trade performance evaluation

The Macerich Company [MAC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.98. With this latest performance, MAC shares dropped by -12.87% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -5.42% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 62.22% 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 MAC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 43.23, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.47, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 43.81 for The Macerich Company [MAC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 19.08, while it was recorded at 17.16 for the last single week of trading, and 16.66 for the last 200 days.

The Macerich Company [MAC]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Macerich Company [MAC] shares currently have an operating margin of +28.96 and a Gross Margin at +15.07. The Macerich Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -11.67.

Return on Total Capital for MAC is now 2.64, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -1.27. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -3.75, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.02. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, The Macerich Company [MAC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 281.11. Additionally, MAC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 73.76, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 69.09. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 188.09, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 49.35.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Macerich Company [MAC] managed to generate an average of -$136,909 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.02 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.09.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for The Macerich Company [MAC] stock

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 MAC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Macerich Company go to 0.21%.

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The Macerich Company [MAC]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $2,962 million, or 85.90% of MAC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MAC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 30,613,704, which is approximately 18.443% of the company’s market cap and around 3.97% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 30,243,909 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $521.1 million in MAC stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $182.26 million in MAC stock with ownership of nearly 16.378% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Macerich Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 172 institutional holders increased their position in The Macerich Company [NYSE:MAC] by around 20,166,704 shares. Additionally, 94 investors decreased positions by around 7,327,810 shares, while 58 investors held positions by with 144,409,650 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 171,904,164 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MAC stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,679,069 shares, while 29 institutional investors sold positions of 2,001,820 shares during the same period.