| American Eagle Outfitters is a multi-brand specialty retailer that operates retail stores in the U.S. and internationally, online through its digital channels at www.ae.com and www.aerie.com, www.toddsnyder.com, www.unsubscribed.com and international store locations managed by third-party operators. Co. provides an assortment of apparel, accessories, and personal care products for men and women under the American Eagle brand, and intimates, apparel, active wear, and swim collections under the Aerie brand. Co. sells directly to consumers through its retail channel, which includes its stores and concession-based shop-within-shops. The AEO YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the AEO YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether AEO YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the AEO YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.