Trade-Ideas LLC identified

American Eagle Outfitters

(

AEO

) as a post-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified American Eagle Outfitters as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • AEO has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $83.5 million.
  • AEO is up 7.5% today from today's close.

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More details on AEO:

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. operates as a retailer of apparel and accessories. It offers denim, bottoms, and other apparel, as well as footwear and accessories for men and women under the American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) brand name. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.5%. AEO has a PE ratio of 13. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate American Eagle Outfitters a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

The average volume for American Eagle Outfitters has been 5.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Eagle Outfitters has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. The stock has a beta of 1.18 and a short float of 27.5% with 7.18 days to cover. Shares are down 10.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates American Eagle Outfitters as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC has improved earnings per share by 16.7% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.09 versus $0.46 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.20 versus $1.09).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Specialty Retail industry. The net income increased by 32.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $61.61 million to $81.71 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 11.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.2%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • 35.08% is the gross profit margin for AMERN EAGLE OUTFITTERS INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 7.38% is above that of the industry average.

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