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American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) Passes Through 4% Yield Mark
By Dividend Channel Staff, Monday, August 8, 3:38 PM ET
In trading on Monday, shares of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) were yielding above the 4% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.44), with the stock changing hands as low as $10.87 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return. To illustrate, suppose for example you purchased shares of the iShares Russell 3000 ETF (IWV) back on 5/31/2000 — you would have paid $78.27 per share. Fast forward to 5/31/2011 and each share was worth $80.78 on that date, a mere $2.51 or 3.2% increase over eleven years. But now consider that you collected a whopping $9.69 per share in dividends over the same period, increasing your return to 20.27%. Even with dividends reinvested, that only amounts to an average annual total return of about 1.7%; so by comparison collecting a yield above 4% would appear considerably attractive if that yield is sustainable. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE:AEO) is a member of the Russell 3000, giving it special status as one of the largest 3000 companies on the U.S. stock markets.
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In general, dividend amounts are not always predictable and tend to follow the ups and downs of profitability at each company. In the case of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., looking at the history chart for AEO below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue, and in turn whether it is a reasonable expectation to expect a 4% annual yield.
|AEO Dividend History|
|* Data may be adjusted for splits; we are not responsible for data errors; always verify data with the company.|
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, AEO makes up 1.14% of the First Trust Mid Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund ETF (NASDAQ:FNK) which is trading lower by about 5.2% on the day Monday.
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AEO operates in the Apparel Stores sector, among companies like Talbots, Inc. (TLB), and Body Central Corp. (BODY) trading lower by about 6%. Below is a three month price history chart comparing the stock performance of AEO, versus BODY.
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