News headlines about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Eagle Outfitters earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news articles about the apparel retailer an impact score of 63 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment’s scoring:
- Intermediate Term: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) downward Trend – Stocks Gallery (stocksgallery.com)
- Short Interest in American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) Decreases By 34.8% (americanbankingnews.com)
- Why Abercrombie & Fitch Stock Jumped 10% in May (finance.yahoo.com)
- American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) Stake Lowered by Capital Investment Counsel Inc (cote-ivoire.com)
- The Menta Capital LLC Purchases New Stake in American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) (latribunadecanarias.com)
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $12.50 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. ValuEngine lowered American Eagle Outfitters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Telsey Advisory Group reduced their price objective on American Eagle Outfitters from $19.00 to $16.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $13.00 price objective (down previously from $14.00) on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Saturday, April 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.11.
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) traded up 0.87% during trading on Friday, reaching $11.58. The company had a trading volume of 5,290,243 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.71 and a beta of 1.10. American Eagle Outfitters has a 52 week low of $10.56 and a 52 week high of $19.55. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $12.27 and a 200 day moving average price of $14.32.
American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 17th. The apparel retailer reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. American Eagle Outfitters had a net margin of 5.44% and a return on equity of 18.95%. The business had revenue of $761.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $741.76 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share. American Eagle Outfitters’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that American Eagle Outfitters will post $1.10 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 7th will be issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.32%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 5th. American Eagle Outfitters’s payout ratio is 46.30%.
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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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