Is American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) In For Another Earnings Surprise?

Royal Bank of Canada restated a "buy" rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of American Eagle Outfitters in a report on Friday, May 12th. Wunderlich reissued a "hold" rating and set a $26.00 price objective (down previously from $32.00) on shares of Urban Outfitters in a research report on Monday, March 6th.

The target price for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. FMR LLC now owns 5,847,098 shares of the apparel retailer's stock valued at $138,927,000 after buying an additional 424,156 shares during the last quarter. Wolfe Research downgraded American Eagle Outfitters from a "peer perform" rating to an "underperform" rating in a report on Tuesday, May 9th.

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American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 17th. The apparel retailer reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $761.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $741.76 million.

The company's net profit margin stands at 1.90% whereas its return on equity (ROE) is 7.60%. Sure, the percentage is encouraging but more headwinds are coming as looking out over a next 5-year period, analysts expect the company to see its earnings go down by -0.2%, annually.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -1.34%, which was maintained for the month at 3.48%. Hamlin Capital Management LLC increased its stake in American Eagle Outfitters by 221.5% in the first quarter.

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) opened at 11.05 on Friday.

Urban Outfitters, Inc is a lifestyle specialty retail company. Ifrah Financial Services Inc. now owns 39,716 shares of the apparel retailer's stock worth $709,000 after buying an additional 24,417 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oak Ridge Investments LLC purchased a new position in shares of American Eagle Outfitters during the third quarter valued at about $60,841,000. BlackRock Inc. now owns 17,773,025 shares of the apparel retailer's stock valued at $249,355,000 after buying an additional 17,572,904 shares during the period.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 7th were given a $0.125 dividend. It has a dividend yield of 4.50% and a 5 year dividend growth rate of 58.06%. The rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, April 19 to "Neutral".

Currently, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO)'s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $828.54 Million according to 19 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $848.5 Million in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $810.22 Million.

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