Barclays lifts American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [AEO] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [NYSE: AEO] surged by $0.9 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $16.04 during the day while it closed the day at $15.76. The company report on September 30, 2020 that American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Appoints Steven A. Davis to Its Board of Directors.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) today announced the appointment of Steven A. Davis to the company’s board of directors as an independent director, effective October 1, 2020. This appointment expands the company’s board to nine directors, including eight independents and builds on the board’s expertise and diversity.

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American Eagle Outfitters Inc. stock has also gained 6.41% of its value over the past 7 days. However, AEO stock has inclined by 53.16% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 68.20% and gained 7.21% year-on date.

The market cap for AEO stock reached $2.54 billion, with 166.32 million shares outstanding and 154.46 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.03M shares, AEO reached a trading volume of 8540809 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [AEO]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AEO shares is $14.88 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AEO stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Barclays have made an estimate for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on October 07, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities raised their target price from $10 to $16. The new note on the price target was released on October 02, 2020, representing the official price target for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $12 to $14, while Telsey Advisory Group kept a Market Perform rating on AEO stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is set at 0.77, with the Price to Sales ratio for AEO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.67. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.63, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.58. Price to Free Cash Flow for AEO in the course of the last twelve months was 71.54 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

AEO stock trade performance evaluation

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [AEO] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.41. With this latest performance, AEO shares gained by 19.39% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 68.20% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 9.44% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AEO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 64.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.52, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 63.40 for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [AEO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 12.80, while it was recorded at 15.28 for the last single week of trading, and 11.55 for the last 200 days.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [AEO]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [AEO] shares currently have an operating margin of +7.28 and a Gross Margin at +31.18. American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +4.44.

Return on Total Capital for AEO is now 15.17, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.97. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 15.09, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.69. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [AEO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 128.29. Additionally, AEO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 56.20, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 42.63. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 104.32, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 45.69.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [AEO] managed to generate an average of $4,158 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 40.54 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.51.American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [AEO] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. posted 0.48/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.48/share. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AEO. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. go to -6.43%.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [AEO]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $2,868 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AEO stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 17,878,306, which is approximately 0.362% of the company’s market cap and around 1.00% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 13,897,844 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $219.03 million in AEO stocks shares; and COOKE & BIELER LP, currently with $180.22 million in AEO stock with ownership of nearly -2.128% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in American Eagle Outfitters Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of September and at the time of the September reporting period, where 135 institutional holders increased their position in American Eagle Outfitters Inc. [NYSE:AEO] by around 54,026,141 shares. Additionally, 158 investors decreased positions by around 19,636,297 shares, while 28 investors held positions by with 108,294,133 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 181,956,571 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AEO stock had 52 new institutional investments in for a total of 31,813,453 shares, while 49 institutional investors sold positions of 5,158,566 shares during the same period.

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