Macys Cash and Equivalents vs. Shares Owned by Institutions Fundamental AnalysisMacys is rated below average in shares owned by institutions category among related companies. It is rated below average in cash and equivalents category among related companies creating about 16,481,741 of Cash and Equivalents per Shares Owned by Institutions. 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.
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.Cash or Cash Equivalents are the most liquid of all assets found on company's balance sheet. It is used in calculating many of the firm's liquidity ratios and is a good indicator of overall financial health of a company. Companies with a lot of cash are usually attractive takeover targets. Cash Equivalents are balance sheet items that are typically reported using currency printed on notes.
Cash equivalents represent current assets that are easily convertible to cash such as short term bonds, savings account, money market funds, or certificate of deposits (CDs). One of the important consideration companies make when classifying assets as cash equivalent is that investments they report on their balance sheets under current assets should have almost no risk of change in value over the next few months (usually 3 months).