Weekly Update

Quick Review & Analysis on American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO)

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) shares finished the most recent trading session moving -0.86%. The stock price saw a high of $11.54 and a low of $11.39. Moving averages may assist investors in spotting trends that can help predict future share movement. If the stock is trading higher than a moving average, the average may provide a level of support. If the stock is trading below a moving average, the average may provide a level of resistance. Presently, the stock is -19.27% away from its 200-day moving average of $14.23. The stock has been recorded at -5.84% away from the 50-day moving average of $12.20. 

Taking a longer term look at where the stock has been and where it’s headed, we note that currently the stock has traded in the range of $10.56 – 19.55 over the past 52-weeks. The latest bid places it $-8.06 away from the 52-week high of $19.55, or -41.23%. On the other end, the latest bid puts the equity $0.93 away from the 52-week low of $10.56, or +8.81%. The 52-week metric serves as an important parameter for investors as they gauge the current price level of a stock and where it might be headed in the future.

Another important metric used by institutional and retail investors alike, is the analyst price target on a stock. Wall Street brokerage firms on the sell-side hire analysts to conduct research on stocks they cover for their clients. Analysts issue reports which often include a future stock price projection for the stock. Thomson Reuters’ First Call, which many consider to be the benchmark for EPS and consensus data, currently have the price target listed as $13.32. This is the consensus of all analyst targets from the brokerage firms polled by First Call.

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