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 highest price target was 18, implying a possible profit of 56.25 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 10, implying potential capital losses of -13.19 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -30.43 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.35 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -12.05 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of AEO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.93 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Currently the stock is 9.09 percent higher than its low, and 41.07 percent below the high. AEO has a price/earnings 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 market cap of AEO is $2.11 billion. AEO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.