Morgan Stanley slashes price target on Macy’s Inc. [M] – find out why.


Macy’s Inc. [NYSE: M] surged by $0.8 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $17.8553 during the day while it closed the day at $17.41. The company report on July 18, 2022 that Macy’s Expands WHP Global Partnership to Bring Toys”R”Us to Every Macy’s Store in America in Time for Holiday Season.

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Macy’s Toys”R”Us shops will begin opening late July with all locations complete by October 15th.

Macy’s expands partnership with WHP Global to bring the beloved Toys”R”Us brand to every Macy’s store in America this holiday season. Beginning late July and rolling out through October 15th, the in-store shops will range from 1,000 sq. feet and span up to 10,000 sq. feet in flagship locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. The footprint of stores may flex up an additional 500 to 3,000 sq. feet during the holiday season to offer an even wider assortment of products.

Macy’s Inc. stock has also gained 1.99% of its value over the past 7 days. However, M stock has declined by -32.52% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -35.13% and lost -33.50% year-on date.

The market cap for M stock reached $4.60 billion, with 283.60 million shares outstanding and 268.92 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 14.31M shares, M reached a trading volume of 10735238 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 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 $26.09 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 2.90. 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 Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on May 27, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on February 24, 2022, representing the official price target for Macy’s Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $45 to $40, while Jefferies kept a Buy rating on M stock. On February 23, 2022, analysts increased their price target for M shares from 33 to 35.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Macy’s Inc. is set at 1.03, with the Price to Sales ratio for M stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.18. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.51, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.54. Price to Free Cash Flow for M in the course of the last twelve months was 2.46 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.20.

M stock trade performance evaluation

Macy’s Inc. [M] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.99. With this latest performance, M shares dropped by -20.57% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -35.13% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 2.77% 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 40.45, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.49, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.68 for Macy’s Inc. [M]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 20.43, while it was recorded at 16.79 for the last single week of trading, and 24.75 for the last 200 days.

Macy’s Inc. [M]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Macy’s Inc. [M] shares currently have an operating margin of +9.05 and a Gross Margin at +37.41. Macy’s Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.65.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 46.32, with Return on Assets sitting at 7.54.

Macy’s Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Macy’s Inc. [M] 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 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 -1.54%.

Macy’s Inc. [M]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $3,934 million, or 90.90% of M stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of M stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 35,142,905, which is approximately -1.882% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 30,550,118 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $507.44 million in M stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $194.31 million in M stock with ownership of nearly -2.652% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Macy’s Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 233 institutional holders increased their position in Macy’s Inc. [NYSE:M] by around 30,172,913 shares. Additionally, 204 investors decreased positions by around 39,328,238 shares, while 65 investors held positions by with 167,350,920 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 236,852,071 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. M stock had 77 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,111,478 shares, while 57 institutional investors sold positions of 9,005,520 shares during the same period.