American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 7th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 6th will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the apparel retailer on Friday, October 20th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.01%.

American Eagle Outfitters has increased its dividend by an average of 10.1% per year over the last three years. American Eagle Outfitters has a payout ratio of 44.2% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect American Eagle Outfitters to earn $1.16 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 43.1%.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) traded down 2.04% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $12.48. The stock had a trading volume of 3,692,790 shares. American Eagle Outfitters has a 52 week low of $10.23 and a 52 week high of $19.02. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $11.81 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.71. The firm has a market cap of $2.21 billion, a PE ratio of 12.81 and a beta of 1.07.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 23rd. The apparel retailer reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by $0.03. American Eagle Outfitters had a return on equity of 18.25% and a net margin of 4.85%. The company had revenue of $845 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $823.84 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.23 earnings per share. American Eagle Outfitters’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that American Eagle Outfitters will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on AEO shares. Jefferies Group LLC set a $19.00 price objective on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research report on Friday, May 12th. BMO Capital Markets set a $15.00 price objective on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded American Eagle Outfitters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective (down from $19.00) on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.84.

About American Eagle Outfitters

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.

Dividend History for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)

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