Macy's Stock Price and Value Analysis

Should you buy Macy's stock? (NYSE:M). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
  • This company is very stable.
  • This stock is available at a great discount!
  • This company has an average dividend yield.
  • This company is making money at a modest rate.
  • This company has wild ups and downs.

Inside the M Numbers

M Price
(Macy's stock price per share)
$37.37
[?] M Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
$76.64
[?] M Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety) $61.31
[?] PE Ratio versus Sector 1% lower than other Consumer Goods stocks
[?] PE Ratio versus Industry 20% lower than other Department Stores stocks
[?] Cash Yield 25.53%
[?] Free Cash Flow Jitter 72%
[?] Dividend Yield 2%
Shares Shorted 51,639,701

This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.

Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.

As of the latest analysis, there are 51,639,701 shares shorted. With 309,063,756 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 24,285,960, it would take at least 2.126 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.

Is Macy's Stock on Sale?

We believe that Macy's may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?

Even better, Macy's looks like a stock on sale. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you may be looking at a bargain. Keep this stock in mind as you put together your portfolio! See Before You Buy for your next steps (and read our disclaimer about investing risk).

Should You Buy M Stock?

Does Macy's have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.