Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-three research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.47.

AEO has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $14.00 target price on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. SunTrust Banks set a $15.00 target price on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Cowen set a $14.00 target price on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. BMO Capital Markets set a $15.00 target price on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, FBR & Co raised American Eagle Outfitters from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE AEO) traded down $0.19 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $16.11. The stock had a trading volume of 7,307,699 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,497,700. The company has a market capitalization of $2,870.00, a P/E ratio of 13.62, a P/E/G ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.19. American Eagle Outfitters has a 12 month low of $10.23 and a 12 month high of $18.49.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.10%. American Eagle Outfitters’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 52.08%.

In other American Eagle Outfitters news, insider Jennifer M. Foyle sold 13,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.22, for a total value of $191,970.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 27,531 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $391,490.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 5.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. CIBC World Markets Inc. boosted its position in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 0.6% during the second quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 11,035 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 63 shares during the period. Ifrah Financial Services Inc. boosted its position in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 0.5% during the second quarter. Ifrah Financial Services Inc. now owns 34,282 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $413,000 after buying an additional 177 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 0.5% during the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 43,400 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $523,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank boosted its position in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 1.1% during the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 23,261 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $280,000 after buying an additional 252 shares during the period. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 9.3% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 8,533 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 729 shares during the period. 83.15% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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American Eagle Outfitters Company Profile

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc (AEO Inc) is a multi-brand specialty retailer. The Company offers a range of apparel and accessories for men and women under the American Eagle Outfitters Brand (AEO Brand), and intimates, apparel and personal care products for women under the Aerie brand. AEO Inc operates stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom.

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