American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) Receives Buy Rating from Jefferies Group

The company reported the earnings of $0.44/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.44/share.

For the current quarter, 15 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.21/share. (NYSE:AEO), at its latest closing price of $19.54, it has a price-to-book ratio of 2.78, compared to an industry average at 4.07. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.23/share and a low EPS of $0.19/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 12 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.as 802.93 Million. American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)'s price sits 5.7% above from its SMA 50 of $18.61 and 35.23% far from the SMA 200 which is at $15.87. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 7.9% in the 4th quarter. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.01.

Several other analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Wolfe Research raised shares of American Eagle Outfitters from an underperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $20. Finally, Contrarius Investment Management Ltd purchased a new stake in American Eagle Outfitters in the third quarter worth approximately $12,597,000.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 3 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $18.00.

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Rhumbline Advisers lowered its stake in shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) by 1.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.3 Billion however its outstanding shares are 169.05 Million. (NYSE:AEO), stock is trading $20.83 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 5.30% in last 5 years. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.1375 per share. This represents a $0.55 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.81%. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.16. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 12th.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 129.7% in the 4th quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 25,000 shares of the apparel retailer's stock worth $470,000 after purchasing an additional 3,900 shares during the period. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. boosted its holdings in American Eagle Outfitters by 6.2% during the 4th quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 32,763 shares of the apparel retailer's stock valued at $616,000 after buying an additional 2,675 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in American Eagle Outfitters by 205.6% during the 3rd quarter. However the company's price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 1.52.

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American Eagle Outfitters, Inc (AEO Inc) is a multi-brand specialty retailer. (AEO)'s RSI (Relative strength index) is at 55.27, its ATR (Average True Range) value is 0.88, while its Beta factor was calculated at 1.05. AEO Inc operates stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, China and the United Kingdom.

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