Media stories about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Eagle Outfitters earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the apparel retailer an impact score of 45.1420845204896 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) Stock Recap – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) in Noticeable Bears and Bull Movement- Summit Materials, Inc. (SUM) – Investing News Update (investingbizz.com)
- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) Attaining Market Attention on Technical Facts- Univar Inc. (UNVR) – Investing News Update (investingbizz.com)
- Edited Transcript of AEO earnings conference call or presentation 23-Aug-17 1:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)
- American Eagle Following A Familiar Pattern (seekingalpha.com)
Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) opened at 13.61 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $13.16 and a 200 day moving average of $12.53. American Eagle Outfitters has a 12-month low of $10.23 and a 12-month high of $19.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.97 and a beta of 1.10.
American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The apparel retailer reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $845.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $823.84 million. American Eagle Outfitters had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 18.25%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that American Eagle Outfitters will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 6th will be issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. American Eagle Outfitters’s payout ratio is 51.55%.
AEO has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $14.00 price target on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 19th. BidaskClub raised American Eagle Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine raised American Eagle Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. BMO Capital Markets set a $15.00 price target on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $18.00 price target on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. American Eagle Outfitters currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.61.
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In other news, insider Jennifer M. Foyle sold 13,500 shares of American Eagle Outfitters stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.22, for a total value of $191,970.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 27,531 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $391,490.82. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 5.80% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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