Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Share Price

Headlines about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Eagle Outfitters earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the apparel retailer an impact score of 47.1234870954421 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have issued reports on AEO shares. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. B. Riley upped their target price on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $15.00 to $18.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Bank of America upped their target price on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. American Eagle Outfitters has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.00.

AEO stock opened at $19.84 on Wednesday. American Eagle Outfitters has a one year low of $10.23 and a one year high of $20.83. The firm has a market cap of $3,461.05, a P/E ratio of 17.40, a PEG ratio of 1.89 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 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.44. American Eagle Outfitters had a net margin of 5.38% and a return on equity of 17.91%. The company had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.21 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.39 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 12.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that American Eagle Outfitters will post 1.46 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.1375 per share. This is a boost from American Eagle Outfitters’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 12th. This represents a $0.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.77%. American Eagle Outfitters’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.86%.

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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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