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How to buy Macys (M) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Macys shares.

Macy's Inc (M) is a leading department stores business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$26.78 after a previous close of USD$26.84. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$26.105 to a high of USD$27.19. The latest price was USD$26.18 (25 minute delay). Macys is listed on the NYSE and employs 88,857 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – M – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Macys shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Open$26.78
High$27.19
Low$26.11
Close$26.18
Previous close$26.84
Change $-0.66
Change % -2.459%
Volume 9,613,725
Information last updated 2022-05-24.
52-week range$15.37 - $37.47
50-day moving average $24.28
200-day moving average $25.02
Wall St. target price$31.08
PE ratio 4.0374
Dividend yield $0.3 (3.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.55

Macys stock price (NYSE:M)

Use our graph to track the performance of M stocks over time.

Macys price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $26.18 from 2022-05-25

1 week (2022-05-19) 35.23%
1 month (2022-04-27) 6.21%
3 months (2022-02-25) -0.68%
6 months (2021-11-26) -14.11%
1 year (2021-05-27) 38.74%
2 years (2020-05-27) 254.74%
3 years (2019-05-24) 24.61%
5 years (2017-05-26) 11.69%

Is Macys under- or over-valued?

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

Macys's P/E ratio

Macys'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, Macys 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.

Macys's PEG ratio

Macys'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 Macys's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Macys's EBITDA

Macys's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3 billion.

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

Macys financials

Revenue TTM $25.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 9.23%
Gross profit TTM $10.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.27%
Return on equity TTM 46.32%
Profit margin 5.65%
Book value $12.39
Market capitalisation $5.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Macys'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 Macys.

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

Macys'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 Macys'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 Macys 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.).

Macys's environmental score

Environmental score: 6.11/100

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

Macys's social score

Social score: 9.73/100

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

Macys's governance score

Governance score: 7.13/100

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

Macys's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

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

Macys share dividends

6%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.17% of net profits

Recently Macys has paid out, on average, around 6.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Macys shareholders could enjoy a 3.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Macys's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

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

Macys's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 March 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Macys's shares ever split?

Macys'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 Macys shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Macys shares which in turn could have impacted Macys's share price.

Macys share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Macys's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.3748 up to $37.4706. 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 Macys's is 1.8027. This would suggest that Macys's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Macys 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.

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