Macy’s Inc. lowered its annual profit and sales projection, leading its stock price to fall the most in a decade.
Compared to a previous forecast of at least +2.3%, Macy’s comparable sales is now projected to grow about +2%. Earnings are expected to come in around $4 a share, below the prior projection of as much as $4.30.
According to the retail chain, the major factors behind the downward revisions include under-performance in categories such as women’s sportswear, fashion jewelry and cosmetics, along with challenges in fulfilling orders following a fire at its West Virginia distribution center. Although the holiday season began on a high note, there was a drag during the mid-December period, as indicated by Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette.
The news led to its shares dropping by as much as -18 percent on Thursday, marking the sharpest intraday decline since October 2008.
The price of this ticker is presumed to bounce back soon, since the longer the ticker stays in the oversold zone, the more promptly an uptrend is expected.
The RSI Oscillator points to a transition from a downward trend to an upward trend -- in cases where M's RSI Oscillator exited the oversold zone, of 22 resulted in an increase in price. Tickeron's analysis proposes that the odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where M advanced for three days, in of 303 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
M may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on May 25, 2023. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on M as a result. In of 93 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for M turned negative on May 31, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 50 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 50 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where M declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator for M entered a downward trend on June 01, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is seriously undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (0.898) is normal, around the industry mean (2.207). P/E Ratio (3.647) is within average values for comparable stocks, (60.084). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.000) is also within normal values, averaging (1.024). Dividend Yield (0.046) settles around the average of (0.031) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.153) is also within normal values, averaging (0.697).
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to worse than average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating slightly worse than average price growth. M’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating that the returns do not compensate for the risks. M’s unstable profits reported over time resulted in significant Drawdowns within these last five years. A stable profit reduces stock drawdown and volatility. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 84, placing this stock worse than average.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
an operator of department stores
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A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, M has been closely correlated with KSS. These tickers have moved in lockstep 72% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if M jumps, then KSS could also see price increases.