American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

News stories about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Eagle Outfitters earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the apparel retailer an impact score of 47.3394686411309 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Buckingham Research raised American Eagle Outfitters from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday. Telsey Advisory Group lifted their price objective on American Eagle Outfitters from $19.00 to $22.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $21.00 price objective on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. American Eagle Outfitters presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.74.

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE AEO) traded up $0.16 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $18.34. The stock had a trading volume of 3,500,129 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,879,511. American Eagle Outfitters has a 52 week low of $10.23 and a 52 week high of $19.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,250.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.15, a PEG ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 1.18.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.73%. American Eagle Outfitters’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 54.95%.

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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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