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Bear Of The Day: American Eagle (AEO)

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American Eagle (AEO - Free Report) is a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) and today it is the Bear of the Day.  Let’s take a look at the recent earnings, estimate moves and valuation.


American Eagle Outfitters is a specialty retailer of all-American casual apparel, accessories, and footwear for men and women between the ages of 16 and 34.

Recent Earnings

On May 17, the company reported earnings of $0.16 and that was 1 cent below the Zacks Consensus Estimate.  Despite a solid sales number, investors dumped shares of AEO, sending them lower by more than 16% in the session following the report.

This was the first earnings miss of the Zacks Consensus Estimate for AEO since 2011.


The reason for the stock being a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) is usually found when looking at the earnings estimate moves.  AEO had a Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2017 of $1.37 in December but that number slipped to $1.25 in March and is now down to $1.13.

The 2018 Zacks Consensus Estimate has also moved lower.  The number was at $1.39 in February and has now dropped to $1.17.


Retail stocks have been crushed over the last few months and AEO is no exception.  The stock trades at just under 10x forward earnings.  The price to book of about 2 is well below the industry average as in the price to sales multiple of 0.5x.


American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Price and Consensus

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Price and Consensus | American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. Quote


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