American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) - Trading Recap

Posted on 03/25/2013 by Rich Singler

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NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A record number of American Eagle Outfitters call contracts were traded during the busy trading session. There were 1.1 call contracts traded for each put contract yielding a 0.89 put/call ratio where 4,027 put and 4,521 call contracts exchanged hands.

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The ratio skew implies that investors are hedging their positions in anticipation of a stock move. Today's unusual volume activity confirms that traders are re-balancing their portfolios.

Continued weakness in the macroeconomic picture would probably cause American Eagle's competitors to operate more promotionally. Additionaly, Continued high unemployment rates among teens and inflated gas prices could hurt this retailer, as teens would look for lower-price alternatives to stretch their budgets.

Shares of AEO closed at $18.59 during the previous session. During the session, the stock hit a low of $18.55 and high of $18.97. The current trading volume of 4M is greater than average volume of 3M shares. AEO is trading below the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $16.20 and 52 week high is $23.94. To date, the stock has lost -8.00% within the last week.

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