There’s No Getting Around American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) Success

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Stocks Info

AEO belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NYSE while operating in the Apparel Retail industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $20.26 and fluctuated between $20.32 as its day high and $19.73 as its day low. The current market capitalization of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is $4.00B. A total of 2.89 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 5.01M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, AEO has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 44 BUYs and 39 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 857,436 shares during that period but sold 474,666.

In the most recent transaction, Foyle Jennifer M. sold 24,271 shares of AEO for 20.11 per share on Jan 19. After the transaction, the Global Brand President-aerie now owns 232,459 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jan 18, MCMILLAN CARY D sold 2,363 shares at 19.91 per share. AEO shares that Director owns now total 0.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Foyle Jennifer M. disposed of 60,000 shares on Jan 16 at a per-share price of $20.73. This resulted in the Global Brand President-aerie holding 232,459 shares of AEO after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Rempell Michael R sold 35,000 shares at $20.16 per share on Dec 08. Company shares held by the EVP, Chief Operations Officer now total 172,186.

Dividend

Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.44, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.15%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.29. AEO’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/4/2024 when it declared a $0.1250 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/19/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/27/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/12/2023. The AEO stock dividend was $0.10 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for AEO in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $21.85 with high estimates of $27.00 and low estimates of $16.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AEO has a high of $21.68 and a low of $9.95.

As of this writing, AEO has an earnings estimate of $0.49 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.52 per share and a lower estimate of $0.41. The company reported an EPS of $0.25 in the last quarter, which was 56.20% higher than expectations of $0.16.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. AEO’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $434.77M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $1.81B in debt and $842.87M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $8.80, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.42B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for AEO is Buy with a score of 3.20.

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