American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) Issues Q4 Earnings Guidance

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Monday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.42-0.44 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.44.

Several research firms have commented on AEO. Buckingham Research upgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 11th. B. Riley increased their price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $15.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Wolfe Research upgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from an underperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a buy rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, December 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $15.74.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE AEO) opened at $18.34 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,251.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.10 and a beta of 1.18. American Eagle Outfitters has a fifty-two week low of $10.23 and a fifty-two week high of $19.48.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The apparel retailer reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate 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 analysts’ expectations of $960.86 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.41 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that American Eagle Outfitters will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were given a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. American Eagle Outfitters’s payout ratio is 54.35%.

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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.

Earnings History and Estimates for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)

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