Media stories about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Eagle Outfitters earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the apparel retailer an impact score of 46.1270799621398 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on AEO shares. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Buckingham Research upgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. BMO Capital Markets set a $21.00 price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. American Eagle Outfitters currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.79.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) traded up $0.62 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $18.27. 2,734,155 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,920,555. American Eagle Outfitters has a 12 month low of $10.23 and a 12 month high of $19.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,085.16, a PE ratio of 19.86, a P/E/G ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.14.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 6th. The apparel retailer reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.02). American Eagle Outfitters had a return on equity of 17.42% and a net margin of 4.50%. The company had revenue of $960.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $960.86 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.41 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that American Eagle Outfitters will post 1.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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