Why Not American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO)?

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Thu 14 Mar (In 60 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.25 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.48 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 8.80%, a profit margin of 7.00% and a gross margin of 36.90%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO). Most recently, on December 12th, 2018, Wolfe Research Reiterated a Peer Perform rating. Before that, on December 12th, 2018, Telsey Advisory Group Reiterated to Outperform. Deutsche Bank Upgrade a Buy rating on November 26th, 2018, BofA/Merrill Downgrade an Underperform rating on November 1st, 2018, and Citigroup Upgrade a Buy rating on October 19th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 171.69M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 3.38B. In the last trading day, 4,102,908 shares of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 5.01M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $0.53 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +2.76% and a moving average of 19.64. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $0.11 (which is +0.56%) and the stock’s moving average was 18.83. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of AEO changed by -$3.56 (which is -15.31%) and demonstrated a moving average of 20.10.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 60.17%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 79.19% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 79.19%. Using a similar metric, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 69.43% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 82.76% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 82.29%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.08 over the past 9 days, 0.44 over the past two weeks, and 0.72 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $19.70 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $29.88 and a low of $16.14. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

BlackRock Fund Advisors purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 18,402,503 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 239,556 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that BlackRock Fund Advisors now held 10.43% stake in American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) experienced a high price of $19.92 and low point of $19.04. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 19.7 per share, following a loss of -$0.1, or 2.76% during the full day.