Macy's Stock Hits New 52-Week High (M)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Macy's (NYSE: M) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $47.17, above its previous 52-week high of $47.12 with 1.5 million shares traded as of 1:31 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.4 million shares over the past 30 days.

Macy's has a market cap of $18.26 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 19% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Macy's, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates stores and Internet Websites in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Macy's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Macy's Ratings Report.

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