Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Stock Price

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 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the apparel retailer an impact score of 46.6300922299791 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 media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research firms have weighed in on AEO. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $14.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub raised shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine cut shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective (up previously from $13.00) on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. American Eagle Outfitters presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.84.

American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) opened at 13.85 on Friday. American Eagle Outfitters has a 52 week low of $10.23 and a 52 week high of $19.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $12.10 and a 200 day moving average of $12.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.45 billion, a PE ratio of 14.22 and a beta of 1.07.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The apparel retailer reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 firm had revenue of $845.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $823.84 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.23 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that American Eagle Outfitters will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 6th will be given a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. American Eagle Outfitters’s dividend payout ratio is presently 51.55%.

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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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