Analyst Ratings for American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, AEO received an average rating of Hold.

7 analysts declared AEO a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AEO. The most optimistic price target was 18, implying potential capital gains of 56.25 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 10, which equates to a potential downside of -13.19 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -30.43 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.35 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -12.05 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AEO to grow at a rate of -1.93 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. AEO has a PEG ratio of -5.53.

AEO has a 52-week high of 19.55 and a 52-week low of 10.56. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 9.09 percent, and below the high by 41.07 percent. AEO has a P/E ratio of 10.67. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AEO value stock report compares AEO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.11 billion. AEO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.