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American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) Stock Could Soon Reward Patient Investors

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is -5.16% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $9.46 and a high of $19.47 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The AEO stock was last observed hovering at around $12.78 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.46% off its average median price target of $16.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 39.82% off the consensus price target high of $22.00 offered by 12 analysts, but current levels are -10.33% lower than the price target low of $12.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $13.24, the stock is -8.64% and -12.25% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.42 million and changing 3.60% at the moment leaves the stock 2.41% off its SMA200. AEO registered -24.17% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 19.06%.

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The stock witnessed a -15.02% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -16.31%, and is -3.22% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.65% over the week and 4.01% over the month.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) has around 7200 employees, a market worth around $2.56B and $4.99B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 22.03 and Fwd P/E is 10.63. Profit margin for the company is 3.80%. Distance from 52-week low is 39.96% and -31.98% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (25.60%).

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) is a “Hold”. 12 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.90, where 8 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 2 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 06/07/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 261.60% this year.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 186.31M, and float is at 175.69M with Short Float at 7.88%.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) Insider Activity

A total of 19 insider transactions have happened at American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 7 and purchases happening 12 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Rempell Michael R,the company’sEVP, Chief Operations Officer. SEC filings show that Rempell Michael R sold 18,997 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 02 at a price of $14.65 per share for a total of $0.28 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.17 million shares.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 08 that Rempell Michael R (EVP, Chief Operations Officer) sold a total of 33,642 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 08 and was made at $15.99 per share for $0.54 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.17 million shares of the AEO stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 02, Foyle Jennifer M. (Global Brand President-aerie) disposed off 70,214 shares at an average price of $16.88 for $1.18 million. The insider now directly holds 140,545 shares of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO).

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Tilly’s Inc. (TLYS) that is trading -20.43% down over the past 12 months and The Gap Inc. (GPS) that is -29.27% lower over the same period. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (ANF) is -5.80% down on the 1-year trading charts.

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