American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) issued an update on its fourth quarter 2019
Pre-Market earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 0.34-0.36 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.36. American Eagle Outfitters also updated its Q4 guidance to $0.34-0.36 EPS.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on AEO. ValuEngine upgraded American Eagle Outfitters from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 3rd. Loop Capital cut American Eagle Outfitters from a buy rating to a hold rating and reduced their target price for the company from $20.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Monday, November 25th. Barclays initiated coverage on American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Tuesday, November 12th. They set an equal weight rating and a $17.00 target price for the company. B. Riley reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $21.00 price target on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of American Eagle Outfitters from a buy rating to a neutral rating and cut their price target for the company from $20.00 to $17.00 in a report on Monday, October 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. American Eagle Outfitters presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $19.64.

Shares of NYSE:AEO opened at $14.73 on Wednesday. American Eagle Outfitters has a 52-week low of $13.66 and a 52-week high of $24.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.95, a P/E/G ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 0.82. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $14.64 and a 200-day moving average price of $15.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 1.33.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, December 11th. The apparel retailer reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48. American Eagle Outfitters had a return on equity of 21.25% and a net margin of 6.20%. The company had revenue of $1.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.06 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.48 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that American Eagle Outfitters will post 1.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 3rd will be issued a $0.1375 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.73%. American Eagle Outfitters’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 37.16%.

About American Eagle Outfitters

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc operates as a specialty retailer that provides clothing, accessories, and personal care products under the American Eagle and Aerie brands. The company also provides jeans, and other apparel and accessories for men and women; and intimates, activewear, and swim collections, as well as personal care products for women.

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