Short Term Outlook For American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO)

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American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) closed its last session at $18.18. The stock traded within a range of $17.58 and $18.30. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 3.26 Million. Trading volume for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. was 5.31 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) has an average volume of 4.57 Million.

Company Profile

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie brands. The company sources, designs, and markets a versatile line of timeless and relaxed clothing classics like jeans, khakis, and T-shirts under its American Eagle Outfitters and AE brand names for exclusive sale in its stores. The company is focused on several core brand and merchandising strategies to differentiate the company from competition, improve profitability and increase sales.

Analyst Views

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) touched its 1-Year High price of $19.48 on 12/26/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $10.23 on 08/21/17.

EPS & Financials

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.37/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.38/Share by a difference of $-0.01. This showed a surprise of -2.6% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 18 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.44/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.47/share and a low EPS of $0.43/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1.2 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 1.24 Billion and 1.14 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.14 Million. According to today’s trading volume American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 87.9 Percent. The return on assets stands at 9.5%, Return on Equity currently is 14.3% and the Return on Investment value is 17.3%.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) gross margin percentage stands at 36.4% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 7.2 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 4.5 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.41% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 12.79 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 34.94 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -3.3 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 7.2%. The return on invested capital is at 17.3%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 12.49.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 34.94%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -3.3% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.