American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) is Headed for a Big Move

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) is an apparel and accessory retailer with company stores throughout North America, China, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. The company’s primary brand, American Eagle Outfitters, sells casual apparel and accessories that target 15- to 25-year-old men and women…

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO) has seen growth across both the American Eagle (AE) and Aerie brands. AEO has even recorded its 26th successive quarter of double-digit growth for the Aerie brand. In addition, the company is progressing with its Real Power, Real Growth plan.

AEO has a current ratio of 2.0, which indicates it has more than enough liquidity to handle short-term obligations. However, its net profit margin of 3.4% is less than the industry average. From a growth standpoint, EPS has fallen an average of 19.7% per year over the past three years, but is expected to rise 5,250% this year.

The stock appears undervalued based on its forward P/E of 15.43. Its price-to-sales ratio of 1.5 is also below the industry average. AEO’s stock has been trending higher since last fall but has shown mixed momentum over the past few months as shown in the chart below.

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