Traders Purchase Large Volume of Call Options on American Eagle Outfitters (AEO)
Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) were the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 38,115 call options on the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. This represents an increase of 669% compared to the typical volume of 4,958 call options.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 20th. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research note on Thursday, January 23rd. Finally, 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 on Thursday, January 23rd. They now have a “not rated” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.21.
Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) opened at 14.15 on Wednesday. American Eagle Outfitters has a 1-year low of $12.59 and a 1-year high of $22.63. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $13.9 and a 200-day moving average of $14.67. The company has a market cap of $2.728 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.26.
American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last released its 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 last year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. American Eagle Outfitters’s revenue was down 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that American Eagle Outfitters will post $0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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