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Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-nine analysts that are presently covering the stock, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and eleven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $14.00.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AEO shares. Analysts at FBR Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $11.49 to $17.00 in a research note on Friday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 20th. They now have a $12.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Stephens initiated coverage on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research note on Friday, June 20th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $12.00 price target on the stock.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) traded down 1.49% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $11.255. The stock had a trading volume of 1,170,432 shares. American Eagle Outfitters has a 52-week low of $10.12 and a 52-week high of $20.12. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.26 and its 200-day moving average is $12.75. The company has a market cap of $2.188 billion and a P/E ratio of 37.46.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 21st. The company reported $0.02 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 prior year, the company posted $0.18 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that American Eagle Outfitters will post $0.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.33%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 30th.

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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