Analysts Set American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Price Target at $17.53

Isaac Cain
May 19, 2017

AEO has been the subject of a number of other research reports.

Gold Fields Ltd. was covered by a number of analysts recently, 0 rated the stock as Buy, 1 rated Hold, 0 rated sell and 2 gave an Underperform. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a "buy" rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. Wolfe Research downgraded American Eagle Outfitters from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 31st.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 3.33 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.80 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range).

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American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. closed its last trading session at $12.96 with the loss of -14.74%. 1,774,580 shares of the company's stock were exchanged.

AEO has a 1-year high price of $ 19.08 and 1-year low price of $12.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.53 and a beta of 0.91. The stock closing price is now trading upward to its 50 day moving average with change of 4.60%, escalated to its 20 day moving average with figure of 1.75% and above its 200 day moving average with value 22.93%. American Eagle Outfitters also was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Traders acquired 9,259 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 684% compared to the average daily volume of 1,922 call options.

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If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, AEO earned gross profit of 1.15 Billion, in 2015 1.3 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $0.26 and as low as $0.19 per share. The firm had revenue of $761.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $741.76 million.

Now the P/E of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. stands at 9.57.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Finally, Verity Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in American Eagle Outfitters during the first quarter valued at $152,000. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 42,989 shares of the apparel retailer's stock valued at $652,000 after buying an additional 120 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its stake in American Eagle Outfitters by 58.4% in the first quarter. The Volatility was noted at 3.32% in recent month and it observed Weekly Volatility of 5.19%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of -2.4%. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 0.9% in the third quarter.

Stock has got outperform rating from 1 analyst of Thomson Reuters whereas no analyst given hold rating to the stock. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its position in American Eagle Outfitters by 0.4% in the first quarter. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 7th were paid a dividend of $0.125 per share.

The stock grew about 4.96% in the past 5 years, this positive value indicates that the stock constantly performed well in previous years as well.

On 6/2/2016 American Eagle Outfitters announced a quarterly dividend of $0.13 3.12% with an ex dividend date of 7/1/2016 which will be payable on 7/20/2016. American Eagle Outfitters's dividend payout ratio is presently 39.06%.

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