News headlines about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Eagle Outfitters earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the apparel retailer an impact score of 45.7224726056057 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
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Several equities research analysts have weighed in on AEO shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Eagle Outfitters from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. ValuEngine cut American Eagle Outfitters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $15.00 target price on American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub cut American Eagle Outfitters from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $13.00 target price (up from $12.00) on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.61.
Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) traded up 0.31% on Tuesday, hitting $12.97. The stock had a trading volume of 140,194 shares. American Eagle Outfitters has a 12-month low of $10.23 and a 12-month high of $19.00. The company has a market cap of $2.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.32 and a beta of 1.10. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $13.28 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.51.
American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The apparel retailer reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ 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 business had revenue of $845.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $823.84 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.23 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that American Eagle Outfitters will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 6th will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th. American Eagle Outfitters’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 51.55%.
In other news, insider Jennifer M. Foyle sold 13,500 shares of American Eagle Outfitters stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.22, for a total transaction of $191,970.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 27,531 shares in the company, valued at $391,490.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 5.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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