American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Eagle Outfitters earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the apparel retailer an impact score of 46.1270799621398 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on AEO shares. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Cowen set a $20.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Telsey Advisory Group raised their price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters from $19.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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. Finally, 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. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.79.

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE AEO) traded up $0.62 on Wednesday, hitting $18.27. 2,734,155 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,920,555. American Eagle Outfitters has a 1-year low of $10.23 and a 1-year high of $19.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,085.16, a PE ratio of 19.86, a PEG ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.14.

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

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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.

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