Wedbush raised the price target for the American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) stock from “an Outperform” to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on August 12, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on May 27, 2021 by Telsey Advisory Group that reiterated the stock to a Market perform with a price target of $38 for AEO stock. The research report from RBC Capital Mkts has resumed the stock to Outperform, with a price target set at $37. The stock was reiterated by Telsey Advisory Group, who disclosed in a research note on April 15, 2021, to Market Perform and set the price objective to $35. In their research brief published February 24, 2021, Cowen analysts upgraded the American Eagle Outfitters Inc. stock from Market Perform to Outperform with a price target of $31.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) dipped -3.22% to close Tuesday’s market session at $26.14, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $26.1132 and $26.99 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 4053233 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 4.62 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -1.28% within the last five trades and -21.38% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -13.81% in the last 6 months and -23.59% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. AEO stock is trading at a margin of -12.94%, -20.62% and -11.57% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, AEO deals in the Consumer Cyclical domain. The stock is trading -32.96 percent below its 52-week high and 95.66 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 44.37. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 8.80 percent and the profit margin is 6.10 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 39.40 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $4.39 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) is 18.94. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 10.90. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.96 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 3.43, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Foyle Jennifer M., the Global Brand President-aerie at American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) has sold 5,746 shares of firm on Aug 11 at a price of $35.50 against the total amount of $0.2 million. In another inside trade, Foyle Jennifer M., Global Brand President-aerie of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) sold 5,920 shares of the firm on Aug 10 for a total worth of $0.21 million at a price of $35.00. An inside trade which took place on Aug 09, EVP & Chief Commercial Officer of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. McLean Andrew J. sold 16,282 shares of firm against total price of $0.56 million at the cost of $34.31 per share.