Macy’s, Inc. (M) – A Trader’s Perspective

Lawton III Harry A, President, added 5,000 shares of Macy’s, Inc. (M) to its portfolio at the rate of $21.37 per share valuing $106,850 on May 23. The insider has now 31,038 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Macy’s, Inc. (M) was $21.40. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $21.54, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $21.69. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $21.14 and a 2nd Support Level at $20.88. Macy’s, Inc. (M) stock has gained $0.13, or 0.61%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$0.52, or -2.37%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$2.92, or -12.01%. This year-to-date, Macy’s, Inc. (M) shares have lost -$8.38, or -28.14%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Macy’s, Inc. (M) stock, 60% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 75% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

With 308,872 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $6,609,861K. Macy’s, Inc. (M) generates $25,739 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,108 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -41.27%, a 3-Year Total Return of -38.29%, and a 5-year Total Return of -62.53%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 58.95%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.377 per share on 06/13/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 7.06%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.51.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Apr-19, Macy’s, Inc. (M) reported earnings of $0.44 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.33 per share, representing a 0.11 difference and 34.43% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Jan-19, the reported earnings of $2.73 represented a 0.2 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $2.53 per share, which was a 7.91% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 07/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.46 per share. This estimate came from a total of 6 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.52 and the low estimate was $0.36. In the year-ago quarter, Macy’s, Inc. (M) generated per-share earnings of $0.59. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -22.03% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 5 purchases (20,000 shares in total) and 0 sale (0 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 8 insider buys amounting to 40,671 shares and 3 insider sales amounting to 16,921 shares. In the past full year, 13 insider purchases were made (involving 311,366 shares) and 6 insider sell-offs equivalent to 250,233 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Macy’s, Inc. (M) has a Current Ratio of 1.42, a Quick Ratio of 0.42 and a Cash Ratio of 0.23. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 73.82, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 42.47, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 23.92. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 73.15 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 42.08.