Headlines about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the apparel retailer an impact score of 47.0347679899706 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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Several equities analysts have commented on AEO shares. B. Riley increased their target price on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $15.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Telsey Advisory Group increased their target price on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $19.00 target price (up from $16.00) on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.00.

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE AEO) opened at $19.54 on Friday. American Eagle Outfitters has a fifty-two week low of $10.23 and a fifty-two week high of $20.83. The stock has a market cap of $3,630.00, a PE ratio of 18.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.48 and a beta of 1.01.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The apparel retailer reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44. American Eagle Outfitters had a net margin of 5.38% and a return on equity of 17.91%. The business had revenue of $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.21 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.39 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 12.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that American Eagle Outfitters will post 1.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Investors of record on Friday, April 13th will be paid a $0.1375 dividend. This represents a $0.55 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 12th. This is a boost from American Eagle Outfitters’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. American Eagle Outfitters’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.62%.

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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.

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