Is a Correction Looming Ahead for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO)

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) went up by 5.86% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $16.83. The company’s stock price has collected 4.74% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 16 hours ago that American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Appoints Steven A. Davis to Its Board of Directors

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for AEO is at 1.11. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 7 analysts out of 16 who provided ratings for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $14.94, which is $0.07 above the current price. AEO currently public float of 154.46M and currently shorts hold a 22.92% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of AEO was 6.94M shares.

AEO’s Market Performance

AEO stocks went up by 4.74% for the week, with a monthly jump of 17.45% and a quarterly performance of 36.88%, while its annual performance rate touched -5.25%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.51% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.75% for American Eagle Outfitters Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 6.33% for AEO stocks with a simple moving average of 28.40% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of AEO

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AEO stocks, with Telsey Advisory Group repeating the rating for AEO by listing it as a “Market Perform.” The predicted price for AEO in the upcoming period, according to Telsey Advisory Group is $14 based on the research report published on September 10th of the current year 2020.

JP Morgan, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AEO reach a price target of $17. The rating they have provided for AEO stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on August 12th, 2020.

Citigroup gave a rating of “Buy” to AEO, setting the target price at $14 in the report published on July 30th of the current year.

AEO Trading at 21.73% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AEO to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -11.98% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.75%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.51%, as shares surge +15.88% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +43.09% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AEO rose by +4.74%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +2.42% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $14.03. In addition, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. saw 0.75% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at AEO starting from Kessler Charles F, who sale 15,000 shares at the price of $15.00 back on Sep 16. After this action, Kessler Charles F now owns 85,726 shares of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., valued at $225,000 using the latest closing price.

McLean Andrew J., the EVP & Chief Commercial Officer of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., sale 18,115 shares at $14.50 during a trade that took place back on Sep 14, which means that McLean Andrew J. is holding 18,115 shares at $262,668 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AEO

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +7.28 for the present operating margin
  • +31.18 for the gross margin

The net margin for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. stands at +4.44. The total capital return value is set at 15.17, while invested capital returns managed to touch 9.97. Equity return is now at value -16.50, with -5.30 for asset returns.

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Based on American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO), the company’s capital structure generated 128.29 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 56.20. Total debt to assets is 42.63, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 104.32. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 45.69.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 42.26M with total debt to EBITDA at 0.00. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.85, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.44. The receivables turnover for the company is 40.54 and the total asset turnover is 1.51. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.39.

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