Wed, Aug. 17, 8:19 AM
- American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) reports comparable sales increased 3% in Q2.
- The company's gross profit rate rose 160 bps to 37.3% as lower costs and higher selling prices helped to drive up merchandise margins.
- SG&A expenses as a percentage of sales were up 20 bps to 24.3%.
- Operating income rate +160 bps to 8.3%.
- Inventory +3% to $422M.
- Previously: American Eagle Outfitters beats by $0.02, beats on revenue (Aug. 17)
- AEO -3.74% premarket to $18.25.
Tue, Aug. 16, 5:36 PM
Mon, Aug. 15, 9:10 AM
- American Eagles Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) is on the move after Deutsche Bank boosts its rating to Buy from Hold.
- Despite the recent AEO rally, Deutsche Bank thinks there is still enough runway to warrant a bullish stance after a "solid" start to the Back to School season for the retailer.
- DB lifts its price target to $22 from $17.
- AEO +3.54% premarket to $19.60.
Thu, Aug. 11, 9:59 AM
- The retail sector is racking up sizable gains after Macy's set the table with a major store closing announcement (15% of full-line stores).
- Earnings beats at Macy's and Kohl's, along with a surprise upgrade on American Eagle Outfitters (AEO +4.6%) are also helping to boost sentiment.
- Notable gainers include Guess (GES +4.3%), Dillard's (DDS +5.8%), Ascena Retail Group (ASNA +4.6%), Stage Stores (SSI +7.7%), Sears Holdings (SHLD +4.6%), Gap (GPS +3.5%), Abercombie & Fitch (ANF +3.2%), Barnes & Noble (BKS +3.2%), Urban Outfitters (URBN +1.3%), Francesca's (FRAN +2.5%), DSW (DSW +3.5%), Pier 1 Imports (PIR +4%), and Finish Line (FINL +2.4%).
- The S&P 500 Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is up 2.1% on the day off the chain store buzz.
- Retail ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, FXD, IYC, FDIS, SCC, RCD, UCC, PMR, JHMC, CNDF
Tue, Aug. 2, 8:25 AM
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch upgrades American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) to a Buy rating after having the mall retailer set at Neutral.
- The investment firm assigns a price target of $22 on AEO.
- American Eagle Outfitters is due to report Q2 earnings on August 17.
- AEO +0.95% premarket to $18.10 vs. a 52-week trading range of $12.78 to $18.49.
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Wed, May 18, 4:46 PM
- American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) has jumped 14.9% postmarket after its Q1 earnings showed profits grew 39% and the company's revenues beat consensus.
- Comparable sales were up 6% (vs. a year-ago 7% gain) -- comp sales were up 4% at AE Total Brand and up 32% at aerie Total Brand -- and overall revenue grew 7.1%.
- SG&A expense rose 6% to $196M, due to investments in advertising, variable selling expense and strategic initiatives.
- It opened three stores and closed four in the quarter; internationally, it opened six licensed stores. Total inventories were up to $334M, while Q2 inventory at cost is expected to be flat.
- Expecting low-single-digit increases in comparable sales, it's guiding to Q2 EPS of $0.20-$0.21, vs. consensus for $0.20.
- Press Release
Wed, May 18, 4:02 PM
Wed, Apr. 27, 12:39 PM
- American Eagle Outfitters (AEO -4.5%) slides after BMO Capital Markets downgrades the retailer to Market Perform from Outperform.
- The investment firm slashes its price target by 36% to $14.
- AEO is due to report earnings on May 18. Guidance from management on how the spring selling season is going may be as crucial as the look back at Q1.
Thu, Apr. 7, 12:55 PM
- Mall retailers are trading off today after the news on traffic trends from the small batch of monthly reporters didn't impress.
- Another potential factor was the overall gloomy tone from Pacific Sunwear's (PSUN -45.3%) bankruptcy filing on younger consumers. The retailer noted that discretionary spending from the key demographic is going to dining and technology over apparel.
- Notable decliners include J.C. Penney (JCP -5.1%), Nordstrom (JWN -4.5%), Dillard's (DDS -5.1%), Sears Holdings (SHLD -3.6%), Gap (GPS -3.8%), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO -3.9%), Urban Outfitters (URBN -3.9%), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF -3%), Express (EXPR -2.2%), Guess (GES -2%), Bucke (BKE -10.2%), Zumiez (ZUMZ -4.4%), and Aeropostale (ARO -9.6%).
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Wed, Mar. 2, 4:32 PM
- Net income more than doubled for American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) in Q4, while EPS met the consensus estimate of analysts.
- Occupancy/warehousing costs as a percentage of sales were flat Y/Y at 64.9%, while the SGA& expense rate fell 10 bps to 21.1%.
- The retailed dialed back promotions a bit which helped to leverage down some costs. Comparable-store sales were up 4% during the quarter.
- American Eagle ended the period with $305M in inventory, up 9% from last year's tally.
- Previously: American Eagle Outfitters EPS in-line, misses on revenue (March 2)
- AEO +1.10% after hours to $15.62.
Mon, Feb. 8, 5:41 PM
Tue, Jan. 26, 1:18 PM
- Mall stocks are solidly ahead of broad market averages as investors key off today's strong read on consumer confidence. A decent report from Redbook on chain store sales is also in the mix.
- Gap (GPS +4.7%), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO +4.8%), Tilly's (TLYS +5.8%), Children's Place (PLCE +4.5%), Buckle (BKE +5.3%), and Urban Outfitters (URBN +3.7%) are all taking back ground lost earlier this year.
- The gains are slightly less for department store chains J.C. Penney (JCP +2.4%), Kohl's (KSS +2.6%), and Macy's (M +2.7%).
- Best Buy (BBY +3.5%) and Target (TGT +2.3%) are also trying to break out.
- Previously: Consumer confidence improves 1.8 points in January (Jan. 26)
- Previously: Weather plays a mixed role (Jan. 26)
Mon, Jan. 25, 2:08 PM
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is an apparel and accessories retailer in the U.S. and Canada. The company portfolio of brands include American Eagle Outfitters, aerie by American Eagle and AEO Direct brands. The American Eagle Outfitters brand targets 15 to 25-year old men and women. Its... More
Industry: Apparel Stores
Country: United States