American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) Could Achieve Gains In The Near Future

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Stocks Info

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating in the Apparel Retail industry. The current market capitalization of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is $5.18B. A total of 5.07 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.62M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Keefer James H JR sold 7,000 shares of AEO for 25.82 per share on Mar 28 ’24. After the transaction, the SVP, Controller & CAO now owns 17,266 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 20 ’24, Foyle Jennifer M. sold 26,440 shares at 24.66 per share. AEO shares that Global Brand President-aerie owns now total 226,497.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Foyle Jennifer M. disposed of 20,000 shares on Feb 08 ’24 at a per-share price of $21.00. This resulted in the Global Brand President-aerie holding 232,459 shares of AEO after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Foyle Jennifer M. sold 24,271 shares at $20.11 per share on Jan 19 ’24. Company shares held by the Global Brand President-aerie now total 232,459.

Dividend

The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.42, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.62%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 30.44. AEO’s most recent ex-dividend date was 4/11/2024 when it declared a $0.1250 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/26/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/19/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 1/4/2024. The AEO stock dividend was $0.1250 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, AEO has a high of $26.44 and a low of $9.95.

As of this writing, AEO has an earnings estimate of $0.26 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 9 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.29 per share and a lower estimate of $0.25. The company reported an EPS of $0.49 in the last quarter, which was 2.10% higher than expectations of $0.48.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future 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 $8.82, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.42B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in 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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