This Insider Sold 5746.0 Shares In American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO)

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) saw a downside of -0.92% to close Friday at $24.89 after subtracting -$0.23 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 7,840,680 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $26.67 in the past week. An average of 5,125,480 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 5,174,434.

AEO’s 1-month performance is -7.47% or -$1.58 on its low of $23.61 reached on 10/05/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $13.36 and high of $38.99, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/25/21. YTD, AEO has achieved 24.02% or $4.82. However, the current price is down -36.16%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Aug 11, 61 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO). Foyle Jennifer M. (Global Brand President-aerie) most recently sold 5,746 shares at $35.50 per share on Aug 11. This transaction cost the insider $203,983. Global Brand President-aerie, Foyle Jennifer M., sold 5,920 shares at a price of $35.00 on Aug 10. Then, on Aug 09, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer McLean Andrew J. sold 16,282 shares at a price of $34.31 per share. This transaction amounted to $558,635.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 52.42 and a low of 6.009. AEO stock has a beta of 1.47. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.93 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.27, with the price to cash flow ratio at 32.11.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share. Its dividend yield is 2.89% and the payout ratio is 27.30%. AEO paid $0.18 a share compared with prior rate of $0.18, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.0425 reported on Thursday June 3 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by -45.00% yearly.

It is projected that American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 11-Jan. AEO is expected to distribute $0.18 as its next dividend.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended July 30 was 1.40, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.10 meaning that AEO stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending July 30 was 0.26, while the total debt to equity was 0.26. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 39.40%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 4.57% while for the period ending July 30; American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s operating margin was 8.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.15 billion against revenue of $3.76 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending July 30 this year, American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $50.0 million against total debt of $1.71 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 26.01% to $1.19 billion, while revenue of $1.03 billion was 13.36% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected AEO to announce $0.55 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.6, representing a 9.10% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $209.52 million. AEO stock balance sheet for the quarter ending July 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 2.22 billion, with total debt at $1.71 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $168.6 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 35.19% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 42.60%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $24.92, reflecting a -4.78% or -$1.25 change from its current price. AEO is currently trading -7.92% above its 20-day SMA, -30.40% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -27.65% and +27.97% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 21.52% and 18.77% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.17. The RSI (14) points at 35.35%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 24.83% with the period’s ATR at 1.19. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -1.03 and -1.59 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO), Wedbush downgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had an Outperform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for AEO stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate AEO as a “sell,”, while 4 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 7 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is AEO’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $29.00 and a high of $49.00, with their median price target at $42.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) stock is $40.18.


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