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How to buy Macy’s stock

Learn how to easily invest in Macy’s stock.

Macy’s Inc is a department stores business based in the US. Macy’s shares (M) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Macy’s employs 88,857 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Macy’s stock price (NYSE: M)

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Macy’s shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-01.
Latest market close$17.97
52-week range$15.26 - $37.19
50-day moving average $22.10
200-day moving average $25.06
Wall St. target price$26.84
PE ratio 3.5163
Dividend yield $0.458 (3.35%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.21

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Macy’s price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.97 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-23) -5.77%
1 month (2022-06-03) -24.56%
3 months (2022-03-31) N/A
6 months (2022-01-04) -36.03%
1 year (2021-07-02) -3.49%
2 years (2020-07-02) 164.26%
3 years (2019-07-03) 21.27
5 years (2017-07-03) 23.84

Is Macy’s stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Macy’s stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Macy’s's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Macy’s's P/E ratio

Macy’s's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Macy’s shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Macy’s's PEG ratio

Macy’s's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9128. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Macy’s's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Macy’s's EBITDA

Macy’s's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Macy’s's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Macy’s financials

Revenue TTM $26 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.73%
Gross profit TTM $10.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.01%
Return on equity TTM 54.19%
Profit margin 6.21%
Book value $12.15
Market capitalisation $4.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Macy’s's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Macy’s.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Macy’s's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 15.46

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Macy’s's overall score of 15.46 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Macy’s is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Macy’s's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.11/100

Macy’s's environmental score of 6.11 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Macy’s is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Macy’s's social score

Social score: 9.73/100

Macy’s's social score of 9.73 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Macy’s is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Macy’s's governance score

Governance score: 7.13/100

Macy’s's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Macy’s is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Macy’s's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Macy’s scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Macy’s has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Macy’s Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 15.46
Total ESG percentile 8.52
Environmental score 6.11
Environmental score percentile 4
Social score 9.73
Social score percentile 4
Governance score 7.13
Governance score percentile 4
Level of controversy 2

Macy’s share dividends

11%

Dividend payout ratio: 10.53% of net profits

Recently Macy’s has paid out, on average, around 10.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Macy’s shareholders could enjoy a 3.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Macy’s's case, that would currently equate to about $0.458 per share.

While Macy’s's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Macy’s is investing more in its future growth.

Macy’s's most recent dividend payout was on 30 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Macy’s's shares ever split?

Macy’s's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 June 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Macy’s shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Macy’s shares which in turn could have impacted Macy’s's share price.

Macy’s share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Macy’s's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.2607 up to $37.1924. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

M.US volatility(beta: 1.8)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Macy’s's is 1.8044. This would suggest that Macy’s's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Macy’s overview

Macy's, Inc. , an omni-channel retail organization, operates stores, Websites, and mobile applications. The company sells a range of merchandise, such as apparel and accessories for men, women, and children; cosmetics; home furnishings; and other consumer goods. As of January 29, 2022, it operated 725 department stores in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam under the Macy's, Macy's Backstage, Market by Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Bloomingdale's The Outlet, Bloomies, and bluemercury brands. It also operates in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, and Al Zahra, Kuwait under the license agreements. The company also operates as a beauty products and spa retailer. The company was formerly known as Federated Department Stores, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Macy’s is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.3% of Macy’s shares are held by insiders and 91.439% by institutions.
How many people work for Macy’s?
Latest data suggests 88,857 work at Macy’s.
When does the fiscal year end for Macy’s?
Macy’s's fiscal year ends in February.
Where is Macy’s based?
Macy’s's address is: 151 West 34th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10001
What is Macy’s's ISIN number?
Macy’s's international securities identification number is: US55616P1049
What is Macy’s's CUSIP number?
Macy’s's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 31410H101

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