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

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) is 21.27% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $9.95 and a high of $26.44 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The AEO stock was last observed hovering at around $26.20 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.54%.

Currently trading at $25.66, the stock is 6.67% and 13.34% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.74 million and changing -2.06% at the moment leaves the stock 41.49% off its SMA200. AEO registered 94.84% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 54.49%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.10 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $9.66.

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The stock witnessed a 6.30% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 21.27%, and is 4.82% up 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 2.53% over the week and 4.03% over the month.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) has around 43100 employees, a market worth around $5.07B and $5.26B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 29.81 and Fwd P/E is 13.34. Profit margin for the company is 3.23%. Distance from 52-week low is 157.89% and -2.95% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (6.45%).

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.26 with sales reaching $1.15B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 13.46% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 3.30% year-over-year.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) Top Institutional Holders

443 institutions hold shares in American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO), with institutional investors hold 109.07% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 196.94M, and float is at 180.98M with Short Float at 11.09%. Institutions hold 102.49% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Blackrock Inc. with over 29.72 million shares valued at $350.71 million. The investor’s holdings represent 15.05% of the AEO Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is FMR, LLC with 27.88 million shares valued at $329.0 million to account for 14.12% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Vanguard Group Inc which holds 20.39 million shares representing 10.33% and valued at over $240.64 million, while Dimensional Fund Advisors LP holds 5.34% of the shares totaling 10.54 million with a market value of $124.39 million.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Keefer James H JR,the company’sSVP, Controller & CAO. SEC filings show that Keefer James H JR sold 7,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 28 ’24 at a price of $25.82 per share for a total of $0.18 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 17266.0 shares.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 20 ’24 that Foyle Jennifer M. (Global Brand President-aerie) sold a total of 26,440 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 20 ’24 and was made at $24.66 per share for $0.65 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.23 million shares of the AEO stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 08 ’24, Foyle Jennifer M. (Global Brand President-aerie) disposed off 20,000 shares at an average price of $21.00 for $0.42 million. The insider now directly holds 232,459 shares of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO).

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