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American Eagle Outfitters (AEO): An Early Earnings Look

Earnings season is winding down, with most companies already having reported their quarterly results. But there are still some companies left to report, and American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) is about to release its quarterly earnings report. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarter reports is to anticipate how they’ll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you’ll be less likely to make an uninformed knee-jerk reaction to news that turns out to be exactly the wrong move.

Bullish options trade on American Eagle looks for shares to extend runAs a retailer oriented toward fickle teens, American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) constantly has to navigate the changing trends of the fashion world. In 2012, the company did a good job capturing profits and impressing shareholders, but can American Eagle keep up its successful ways this year? Let’s take an early look at what’s been happening with American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) over the past quarter and what we’re likely to see in its quarterly report on Wednesday.

Stats on American Eagle Outfitters

Analyst EPS Estimate $0.56
Change From Year-Ago EPS 60%
Revenue Estimate $1.12 billion
Change From Year-Ago Revenue 7.3%
Earnings Beats in Past 4 Quarters 2

Source: Yahoo! Finance.

Will American Eagle Outfitters look pretty this quarter?
Analysts haven’t changed their views on American Eagle at all recently, holding their estimates for the just-ended quarter and for fiscal 2014 earnings steady. After a big run early in 2012, the stock hasn’t moved much either, falling just 1% since early December.

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