Outshines Stocks with Rosy Profitability: American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO)

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price eased down -0.55% during latest trading session.

Profitability Ratio Analysis; To measure firm’s performance and profitability, we focus on ordinary profitability ratio, AEO has gross profit margin of 37.90% for trailing twelve months and operating margin is calculated as 9.20%, these are a better detectors to find consistency or positive/negative trends in a firm’s earnings. Following in trace line, returns on investment amplify the findings, the American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO)’s ROI concludes as 17.30%; it gives idea for personal financial decisions, to compare a firm’s profitability or to compare the efficiency of different investments. The returns on assets of firm also on noticeable level, it has ROA of 12.30%, which signifies how profitable a firm is relative to its total assets.

Experts’ Critical Views

Finally, analysts shed their light over the AEO price targets; maintaining price high target of 20 while at average the price target was 16.40 in contrast with the current price of 14.48. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.

So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 9 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 11 stands on similar situation; while 11 for the current month as compared to 11 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 1 analyst gave Underweight and 2 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight.

Investment Valuation

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) holds price to book ratio of 2.19 that presents much better indicator to find market price of a share price over its book value of equity for investment valuation. In addition, the firm has price to earnings ratio of 12.55, which is authentic method to judge but not universal for all situation.

Taking look on ratio analysis, AEO has forward price to earnings ratio of 11.23, compare to its price to earnings ratio of 12.55. Adding one more ration to find detail valuation of security, price to earnings growth ration that stands at 0.97. On other hand, keeping in mind stable cash flows but few growth prospects make traders to value lower.

To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.10, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) has debt to equity ratio of 0.00, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio. The firm has price volatility of 1.77% for a week and 3.32% for a month. Its beta stands at 0.82 times. Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was -0.41% and monthly performance was -6.46%.

 

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