Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M)

Macy’s is one of the nation’s premier retailers, operating about 885 stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, under the names of Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet and Bluemercury, as well as the macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com websites. Prior to June 1, 2007, Macy’s was known as Federated Department Stores.

Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M)’s Financial Overview

Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) declined -1.48% yesterday to close its trading session at $42.49. The company has 1 year Price Target of $42.15. Macy’s, Inc. has 52-Week high of $45.5 and 52-Week Low of $29.94. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Mar 18, 2016 and 52-Week Low on May 18, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 5.77 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $13.11 Billion.

Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) reported its last quarterly earnings on Oct 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.17/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.41/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.24 a share with a surprise factor of -58.5%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 4.84 Percent, SMA50 of 11.82 Percent and SMA200 of 14.26 percent. Macy’s, Inc. has P/S value of 0.5 while its P/B value stands at 3.46. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 3.4 percent, Return on Equity of 17 percent and Return on Investment of 12 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 39.1 percent and 5.5 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M). On 31-Oct-16 Deutsche Bank Upgrade Macy’s, Inc. Stock  to Buy. Another firm also rated the stock on 30-Sep-16 where Guggenheim Initiated the stock to Buy.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.7 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 20 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Macy’s have a median target of 42.50, with a high estimate of 48.00 and a low estimate of 38.00. The median estimate represents a +0.02% increase from the last price of 42.49.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)

U.S. Bancorp is a financial services holding company. They operate full-service branch offices and ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.  U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of Firstar Bank and U.S. Bank.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB)’s Financial Outlook

The 24 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for U.S. Bancorp have a median target of 46.00, with a high estimate of 52.00 and a low estimate of 42.00. The median estimate represents a -6.31% decrease from the last price of 49.10.

U.S. Bancorp is estimated to report earnings on  01/20/2017. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 13 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.81.  The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.79.

According to Zacks Investment Research, U.S. Bancorp has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.49. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 0.41% and closed its last trading session at $49.1. The company has the market capitalization of $83.45 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $49.57 and 52-Week low of $37.07. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Nov 22, 2016 and 52-Week low on Feb 11, 2016. The company has volume of 5.73 Million shares. The company has a total of 1.7 Billion shares outstanding.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.84/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.83/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.01. This shows a surprise factor of 1.2 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 17.33 percent. Beta for U.S. Bancorp stands at 0.83 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.69. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.07%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.46%%.

U.S. Bancorp has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 4.19%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 9.56 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 16.78%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 1.3 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 13.5 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 10.7% with Gross margin of 0 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 78% and 43.3% respectively.