American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Lifted to "Strong-Buy" at ValuEngine

The brokerage presently has a "neutral" rating on the apparel retailer's stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. The number of shares now owned by investors are 169.05 mln. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in American Eagle Outfitters by 2.9% during the 4th quarter. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 16.7% in the fourth quarter. Accern also gave news stories about the apparel retailer an impact score of 45.9086517906256 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock. Finally, Keybank National Association OH boosted its holdings in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 13.9% in the 4th quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,280,569 shares of the apparel retailer's stock worth $32,611,000 after acquiring an additional 1,534,344 shares during the last quarter. (AEO) shares jumped and closed the day at $19.63, with the percent change of 0.46%. (NYSE:AEO) has an average volume of 4.47 Million. The company maintains price to book ratio of 2.79 vs.an industry average at 4.15. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 817.2 Million and 785.7 Million respectively.

Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $0.22 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 16 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $0.23 and low estimates of $0.19, however American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) reported $0.16 earnings per share for the same quarter a year ago. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.01. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 15.3% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 17.3 percent. The company had revenue of $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.21 billion.

Equities researchers at Oppenheimer lifted their Q1 2019 EPS estimates for American Eagle Outfitters in a research report issued on Thursday.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Investors of record on Friday, April 13th will be issued a $0.1375 dividend. This is a boost from American Eagle Outfitters's previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. This represents a $0.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 12th. The company sources, designs, and markets a versatile line of timeless and relaxed clothing classics like jeans, khakis, and T-shirts under its American Eagle Outfitters and AE brand names for exclusive sale in its stores.

Several research firms have recently commented on AEO. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a $19.00 price objective (up previously from $16.00) on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Thursday, December 7th. (AEO) analysts on average have given a price target of $30.5 on AEO stock.

The company reported its EPS on 1/30/2018. American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)'s price to earnings ratio stood at 21.4. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company.

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