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American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 2nd, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.125 per share on Wednesday, October 15th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.54%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AEO shares. Analysts at Standpoint Research downgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 28th. On the ratings front, analysts at BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $11.00 to $12.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 21st. Finally, analysts at S&P Equity Research raised their price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters to $4.34 in a research note on Thursday, August 21st. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.02.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) traded up 0.28% on Tuesday, hitting $14.12. The stock had a trading volume of 4,497,976 shares. American Eagle Outfitters has a 1-year low of $10.12 and a 1-year high of $16.95. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.40 and its 200-day moving average is $11.87. The company has a market cap of $2.745 billion and a P/E ratio of 60.43. American Eagle Outfitters also was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 3,584 put options on the company. This represents an increase of 137% compared to the average volume of 1,512 put options.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, August 20th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $711.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $689.95 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.09 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that American Eagle Outfitters will post $0.59 EPS 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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