Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-two analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.89.

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. Cowen set a $20.00 price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Buckingham Research upgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Telsey Advisory Group upped their price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $19.00 to $22.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $21.00 price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th.

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) traded up $0.42 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $18.42. 2,526,600 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,049,677. The stock has a market cap of $3,270.00, a PE ratio of 20.24, a P/E/G ratio of 2.87 and a beta of 1.18. American Eagle Outfitters has a 12 month low of $10.23 and a 12 month high of $19.48.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The apparel retailer reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $960.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $960.86 million. American Eagle Outfitters had a net margin of 4.50% and a return on equity of 17.42%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that American Eagle Outfitters will post 1.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. American Eagle Outfitters’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 54.95%.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,123,611 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $13,540,000 after buying an additional 5,097 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its holdings in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 9.3% in the 2nd 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 last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 704,526 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $8,489,000 after buying an additional 6,921 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank increased its holdings in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 291,000 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock worth $3,507,000 after buying an additional 7,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, CIBC World Markets Inc. increased its holdings in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 0.6% in the 2nd 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 last quarter. 83.28% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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