NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

American Eagle Outfitters

(NYSE:

AEO

) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $21.22, above its previous 52-week high of $21.13 with 1.1 million shares traded as of 11 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

American Eagle Outfitters has a market cap of $3.97 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

retail

industry. Shares are up 33% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an apparel and accessories retailer in the United States and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.4, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates American Eagle Outfitters as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

American Eagle Outfitters Ratings Report

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