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American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) Stock: What the Analysts are Saying

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 14.93x. and a 36-month beta value of 1.52. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 2 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 8 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

The average price predicted for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) by analysts is $17.29, which is $1.73 above the current market price. The public float for AEO is 185.72M, and at present, short sellers hold a 8.80% of that float. On September 18, 2023, the average trading volume of AEO was 4.43M shares.

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AEO) stock’s latest price update

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) has experienced a rise in its stock price by 0.72 compared to its previous closing price of 15.30. However, the company has seen a fall of -3.63% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-09-15 that Value-conscious investors are always looking for deals, sitting in the shadows and waiting for the rest of the crowd to catch on.

AEO’s Market Performance

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) has experienced a -3.63% fall in stock performance for the past week, with a -2.78% drop in the past month, and a 29.28% rise in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.28%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 3.41% for AEO. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -4.63% for AEO’s stock, with a simple moving average of 9.73% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of AEO

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AEO stocks, with Barclays repeating the rating for AEO by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for AEO in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $18 based on the research report published on August 01, 2023 of the current year 2023.

AEO Trading at 4.23% 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 -12.09% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.41%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.28%, as shares sank -1.15% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +29.50% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, AEO fell by -3.63%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -2.53% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $16.15. In addition, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. saw 10.39% 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 Rempell Michael R, who sale 2,967 shares at the price of $13.56 back on Apr 10. After this action, Rempell Michael R now owns 172,003 shares of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., valued at $40,233 using the latest closing price.

Rempell Michael R, the EVP, Chief Operations Officer of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., sale 5,761 shares at $13.33 during a trade that took place back on Mar 31, which means that Rempell Michael R is holding 172,003 shares at $76,794 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for AEO

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +5.48 for the present operating margin
  • +30.92 for the gross margin

The net margin for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. stands at +2.51. The total capital return value is set at 8.83, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.51. Equity return is now at value 12.80, with 5.80 for asset returns.

Based on American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO), the company’s capital structure generated 85.51 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 46.09. Total debt to assets is 35.85, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 64.42. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 34.72.

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 0.31. The receivables turnover for the company is 18.86 and the total asset turnover is 1.24. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.43.


To sum up, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) has seen a mixed performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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