American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.20

News stories about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the apparel retailer an impact score of 47.407058481806 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently commented on AEO shares. B. Riley raised their price objective 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. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. BMO Capital Markets set a $21.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.79.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE AEO) opened at $18.42 on Friday. American Eagle Outfitters has a twelve month low of $10.23 and a twelve month high of $19.48. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,270.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.24, a P/E/G ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 1.18.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 6th. The apparel retailer reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.02). American Eagle Outfitters had a net margin of 4.50% and a return on equity of 17.42%. The company had revenue of $960.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $960.86 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.41 earnings per share. American Eagle Outfitters’s revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that American Eagle Outfitters will post 1.16 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. American Eagle Outfitters’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 54.95%.

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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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