Media headlines about American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Eagle Outfitters earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the apparel retailer an impact score of 45.3416939763935 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on AEO shares. BMO Capital Markets set a $15.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $14.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 19th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $18.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. American Eagle Outfitters currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.60.

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE AEO) opened at 13.58 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $2.40 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.94 and a beta of 1.10. The company’s 50 day moving average is $12.88 and its 200 day moving average is $12.54. American Eagle Outfitters has a one year low of $10.23 and a one year high of $19.00.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The apparel retailer reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $845.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $823.84 million. American Eagle Outfitters had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 18.25%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.23 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that American Eagle Outfitters will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 6th will be issued a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.68%. American Eagle Outfitters’s dividend payout ratio is currently 51.55%.

In related news, insider Jennifer M. Foyle sold 13,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.22, for a total transaction of $191,970.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 27,531 shares in the company, valued at $391,490.82. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 5.80% of the company’s stock.

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About American Eagle Outfitters

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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