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American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) Director Noel Joseph Spiegel purchased 5,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 24th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $13.21 per share, for a total transaction of $66,050.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 15,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $198,150. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) traded up 2.90% on Monday, hitting $13.14. 12,002,578 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. American Eagle Outfitters has a one year low of $12.76 and a one year high of $22.63. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.51 and a 200-day moving average of $15.55. The company has a market cap of $2.533 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.06.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, December 6th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.19. The company had revenue of $857.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $844.76 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that American Eagle Outfitters will post $0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AEO shares. Analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research note to investors on Thursday. Separately, analysts at Telsey Advisory Group cut their price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $16.50 to $15.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday. They now have a “not rated” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $14.31. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.21.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc (NYSE:AEO) is a specialty retailer that operates in the United Sates and Canada, and online at ae.

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