American Eagle Outfitters Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (NYSE:AEO)
Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty-six analysts that are covering the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.87.
Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) traded down 1.60% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $10.43. 4,046,737 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. American Eagle Outfitters has a 52-week low of $10.50 and a 52-week high of $20.32. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $11.47 and a 200-day moving average of $13.61. The company has a market cap of $2.022 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.65. American Eagle Outfitters also was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock investors purchased 8,225 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 514% compared to the average daily volume of 1,340 put options.
American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 21st. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $646.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $648.73 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that American Eagle Outfitters will post $0.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have recently commented on AEO. Analysts at Jefferies Group downgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $17.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $19.00. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital cut their price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $15.00 to $13.00 in a research note on Thursday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. downgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday.
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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