The Street Is Finally Waking Up To American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed AEO Inc. Announces 30 Million Shares Authorized for Share Repurchase Program.

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Stocks Info

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Consumer Cyclical sector and is a part of the Apparel Retail industry. The current market capitalization of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is $4.27B. A total of 2.55 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 5.02M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. 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 39 BUYs and 32 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 514,392 shares during that period but sold 272,932.

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

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.44, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.01%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.52. 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.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. 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

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on 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

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. 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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