American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 7th will be paid a dividend of 0.125 per share by the apparel retailer on Friday, July 21st. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.52%.

American Eagle Outfitters has raised its dividend by an average of 10.1% per year over the last three years. American Eagle Outfitters has a payout ratio of 43.9% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Research analysts expect American Eagle Outfitters to earn $1.15 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $0.50 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 43.5%.

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) traded down 0.63% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $11.07. 7,706,337 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $13.41 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.12. American Eagle Outfitters has a 52-week low of $10.56 and a 52-week high of $19.55. The firm has a market cap of $1.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.24 and a beta of 0.91.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 17th. The apparel retailer reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $761.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $741.76 million. American Eagle Outfitters had a return on equity of 21.77% and a net margin of 6.62%. American Eagle Outfitters’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.22 EPS. Analysts forecast that American Eagle Outfitters will post $1.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Dividend History for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on AEO shares. Telsey Advisory Group raised shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Bank of America Corp lowered shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $21.00 to $15.00 in a report on Thursday, March 2nd. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $21.00 to $18.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 2nd. Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. set a $15.00 price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, March 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and ten 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 $16.11.

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American Eagle Outfitters Company Profile

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc (AEO Inc) is a multi-brand specialty retailer. The Company offers a range of apparel and accessories for men and women under the American Eagle Outfitters Brand (AEO Brand), and intimates, apparel and personal care products for women under the Aerie brand. AEO Inc operates stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom.

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