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.

AEO was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 18, which equates to a potential upside of 56.25 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 10, which equates to a potential downside of -13.19 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -12.05 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of AEO to grow at a rate of -1.93 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. AEO has a PEG ratio of -5.53.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AEO hit 19.55 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 10.56. Currently the stock is 9.09 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 41.07 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.11 billion. AEO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.