Vetr lowered shares of Macy’s (NYSE:M) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report published on Monday morning. They currently have $27.26 target price on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $38.00 price target on shares of Macy’s and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Citigroup downgraded shares of Macy’s from a neutral rating to a sell rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $21.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $21.00 price target on shares of Macy’s and gave the stock a sector perform rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Macy’s from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a buy rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Macy’s in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.41.

Macy’s (M) opened at $25.09 on Monday. Macy’s has a 12 month low of $17.41 and a 12 month high of $43.79. The firm has a market cap of $7,681.17, a PE ratio of 8.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 0.97. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 0.19.

Macy’s (NYSE:M) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.04. Macy’s had a net margin of 2.83% and a return on equity of 21.20%. The company had revenue of $5.28 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.31 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.17 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Macy’s will post 3.39 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.3775 per share. This represents a $1.51 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. Macy’s’s payout ratio is 66.52%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in M. Ffcm LLC raised its position in Macy’s by 251.6% during the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 5,052 shares of the company’s stock worth $120,000 after acquiring an additional 3,615 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its position in Macy’s by 51.1% during the second quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 5,560 shares of the company’s stock worth $129,000 after acquiring an additional 1,880 shares in the last quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC bought a new stake in Macy’s during the third quarter worth $148,000. IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in Macy’s by 62.9% during the third quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 7,981 shares of the company’s stock worth $174,000 after acquiring an additional 3,083 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IFM Investors Pty Ltd bought a new stake in Macy’s during the third quarter worth $200,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.27% of the company’s stock.

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Macy’s Company Profile

Macy’s, Inc is an omnichannel retail company operating stores, Websites and mobile applications under various brands, such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury. The Company sells a range of merchandise, including apparel and accessories (men’s, women’s and children’s), cosmetics, home furnishings and other consumer goods.

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