Macys Retained Earnings vs. Shares Owned by Institutions

M -- USA Stock  

USD 39.32  1.89  5.05%

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Macys Shares Owned by Institutions vs. Retained Earnings Fundamental Analysis

Macys is regarded third in retained earnings category among related companies. It is rated below average in shares owned by institutions category among related companies . The ratio of Retained Earnings to Shares Owned by Institutions for Macys is about  68,173,501 
Retained Earnings is a balance sheet account that refers to the portion of company income that is retained by the firm. In other words it is a part of earnings that is not paid out as dividends or otherwise distributed to owners. Retained Earnings are calculated by adding net income to last period retained earnings and subtracting any dividends paid to owners.
Macys 
Retained Earnings 
 = 
Beginning RE + Income 
Dividends 
=
6.33 B
Retained Earnings shows how the firm utilizes its profits over time. In simple terms, investors can think of retained earnings as the amount of profit the company has reinvested in the business since its inceptions. However the methodology to make a decision over how much profit to retain is different between companies in different industries. For example growing industries tend to retain more of their earnings than more matured industries as they need more assets investment to sustain their growth.
Shares Owned by Institutions show percentage of the outstanding shares of stock issued by a company that are currently owned by other institutions such as asset management firms, hedge funds, or investment banks. Many investors like investing in companies with large percentage of the firm owned by institutions because they believe that larger firms such as banks, pension funds, and mutual funds, will invest when they think that good things are going to happen.
Macys 
Shares Held by Institutions 
 = 
Funds and Banks 
Firms 
=
92.91 %
Since Institution investors conduct a lot of independent research they tend to be more involved and usually more knowledgeable about entities they invest as compared to amateur investors.

Macys Shares Owned by Institutions Comparison

  Shares Owned by Institutions 
      Macys Comparables 
Macys is rated below average in shares owned by institutions category among related companies.
  Retained Earnings 
      Macys Comparables 
Macys is regarded second in retained earnings category among related companies.