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How to buy American Eagle Outfitters stock | $26.39

Learn how to easily invest in American Eagle Outfitters stock.

American Eagle Outfitters Inc is an apparel retail business based in the US. American Eagle Outfitters shares (AEO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Eagle Outfitters employs 6,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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American Eagle Outfitters stock price (NYSE: AEO)

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American Eagle Outfitters shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$26.39
52-week range$13.14 - $38.79
50-day moving average $31.14
200-day moving average $32.88
Wall St. target price$39.69
PE ratio 17.9798
Dividend yield $0.318 (1.19%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.49

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American Eagle Outfitters price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $26.39 from 2021-09-21

1 week (2021-09-11) N/A
1 month (2021-08-20) -18.47%
3 months (2021-06-22) -26.51%
6 months (2021-03-22) -8.40%
1 year (2020-09-22) 88.77%
2 years (2019-09-20) 62.50%
3 years (2018-09-21) 10.84%
5 years (2016-09-22) 44.13%

Is American Eagle Outfitters under- or over-valued?

Valuing American Eagle Outfitters stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Eagle Outfitters's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

American Eagle Outfitters's P/E ratio

American Eagle Outfitters's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, American Eagle Outfitters shares trade at around 18x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

American Eagle Outfitters's PEG ratio

American Eagle Outfitters's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 38.27. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American Eagle Outfitters's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American Eagle Outfitters's EBITDA

American Eagle Outfitters's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $673.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Eagle Outfitters's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Eagle Outfitters financials

Revenue TTM $4.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.25%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.99%
Return on equity TTM 24.51%
Profit margin 6.12%
Book value $7.57
Market capitalisation $4.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American Eagle Outfitters shares

There are currently 24.3 million American Eagle Outfitters shares held short by investors – that's known as American Eagle Outfitters's "short interest". This figure is 2.8% up from 23.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American Eagle Outfitters shares can be evaluated.

American Eagle Outfitters's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American Eagle Outfitters's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Eagle Outfitters shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Eagle Outfitters shares traded daily (recently around 4.3 million). American Eagle Outfitters's SIR currently stands at 5.65. In other words for every 100,000 American Eagle Outfitters shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5650 shares are currently held short.

However American Eagle Outfitters's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Eagle Outfitters shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Eagle Outfitters shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Eagle Outfitters's short interest could be expressed as 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Eagle Outfitters shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.181% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Eagle Outfitters shares, roughly 181 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against American Eagle Outfitters.

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American Eagle Outfitters share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 29.26% of net profits

Recently American Eagle Outfitters has paid out, on average, around 29.26% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American Eagle Outfitters shareholders could enjoy a 2.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American Eagle Outfitters's case, that would currently equate to about $0.318 per share.

While American Eagle Outfitters's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that American Eagle Outfitters may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

American Eagle Outfitters's most recent dividend payout was on 21 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American Eagle Outfitters's shares ever split?

American Eagle Outfitters's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 18 December 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American Eagle Outfitters shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American Eagle Outfitters shares which in turn could have impacted American Eagle Outfitters's share price.

American Eagle Outfitters share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Eagle Outfitters's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.1357 up to $38.791. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AEO.US volatility(beta: 1.44)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while American Eagle Outfitters's is 1.4356. This would suggest that American Eagle Outfitters's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

American Eagle Outfitters overview

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer that provides clothing, accessories, and personal care products under the American Eagle and Aerie brands. The company provides jeans, and specialty apparel and accessories for women and men; and intimates, apparel, activewear, and swim collections, as well as personal care products for women. It also offers sports-inspired apparel clothing under the Tailgate brand name; and menswear products under the Todd Snyder New York brand name. As of January 30, 2021, the company operated approximately 901 American Eagle stores, 175 Aerie brand stand-alone stores, and two Todd Snyder stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong. It also ships to 81 countries through its Websites; and offers its merchandise at 229 locations operated by licensees in 28 countries, as well as provides products through its Websites ae. com, aerie.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of American Eagle Outfitters is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 6.811% of American Eagle Outfitters shares are held by insiders and 113.747% by institutions.
How many people work for American Eagle Outfitters?
Latest data suggests 6,500 work at American Eagle Outfitters.
When does the fiscal year end for American Eagle Outfitters?
American Eagle Outfitters's fiscal year ends in February.
Where is American Eagle Outfitters based?
American Eagle Outfitters's address is: 77 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15203-2329
What is American Eagle Outfitters's ISIN number?
American Eagle Outfitters's international securities identification number is: US02553E1064
What is American Eagle Outfitters's CUSIP number?
American Eagle Outfitters's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 02553D108

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