Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) by 57.9% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 83,237 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 30,523 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in American Eagle Outfitters were worth $1,564,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 9.6% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 7,914,649 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $113,179,000 after acquiring an additional 693,993 shares in the last quarter. Hamlin Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 16.4% during the third quarter. Hamlin Capital Management LLC now owns 6,677,523 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $95,489,000 after acquiring an additional 940,045 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp grew its stake in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 4.5% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 6,011,488 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $72,433,000 after acquiring an additional 258,845 shares in the last quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. grew its stake in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 6.2% during the fourth quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 2,553,018 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $47,997,000 after acquiring an additional 149,425 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 205.6% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,280,569 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock valued at $32,611,000 after acquiring an additional 1,534,344 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 83.21% of the company’s stock.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) opened at $18.27 on Thursday. American Eagle Outfitters has a twelve month low of $10.23 and a twelve month high of $19.48. The stock has a market cap of $3,085.16, a PE ratio of 19.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.14.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The apparel retailer reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.02). American Eagle Outfitters had a return on equity of 17.42% and a net margin of 4.50%. The business had revenue of $960.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $960.86 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.41 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that American Eagle Outfitters will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Cowen set a $20.00 target price on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. BMO Capital Markets set a $21.00 price target on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group lifted their price target on American Eagle Outfitters from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.79.

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About American Eagle Outfitters

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)

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