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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AEO. The most optimistic price target was 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 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -30.43 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AEO to grow at a rate of -1.93 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AEO has a PEG ratio of -5.53.

AEO has traded between a high of 19.55 and a low of 10.56 over the past year. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.