Stock in Focus: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO)

Company Profile:

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 also provides jeans, and other apparel and accessories for men and women; and intimates, activewear, and swim collections, as well as personal care products for women. In addition, it offers sports apparel under the Tailgate brand; and menswear products under the Todd Snyder New York brand name. As of March 6, 2019, it operated approximately 934 American Eagle stores, 262 Aerie stores, 5 Tailgate stand-alone stores, and 1 Todd Snyder stand-alone store in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, and Hong Kong. It also ships to 81 countries through its Websites; and offers its merchandise at 231 locations operated by licensees in 24 countries, as well as provides products through its Websites ae.com, aerie.com, and ToddSnyder.com. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Recent News:

The company announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1375 per share, marking the company’s 60th consecutive quarterly dividend. The $0.1375 dividend was declared on June 6, 2019 and is payable on July 26, 2019 to stockholders of record at the close of business on July 12, 2019.

The company reported EPS of $0.23 for the quarter ended May 4, 2019, compared to $0.22 for the quarter ended May 5, 2018. Excluding restructuring charges of $0.01, the company’s adjusted EPS increased 4% to $0.24, compared to adjusted EPS of $0.23 last year.

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

AEO’s strengths can be seen in its better growth, better profitability and strong solvency compared with its peers. Its revenue has increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator. The RSI(14) stands at 39.11 with positive bias. We rate American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) a STRONG BUY.

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