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 price target was 10, implying a possible loss of -13.19 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AEO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.93 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of AEO is -5.53.

In the last 52-weeks, AEO has achieved a high of 19.55 and a low of 10.56. Currently the stock is 9.09 percent higher than its low, 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 market cap of AEO is $2.11 billion. AEO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.