American Eagle March volatility elevated into Q4 results and spring outlook American Eagle March call option implied volatility is at 38, May is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 34 according to Track Data, suggesting larger near term price movement into the expected release of Q4 results on March 6.
American Eagle says environment continues to be highly promotional Says "pleased" with 1H15 results. Says has seen "good" sequential improvement starting from 2H14 through 1Q15 and 2Q15. Says environment continues to be highly promotional, but seeing strength across all categories and regions. Says leveraging mall traffic, says AUR continues to grow, as well as unit volume. Sees room for improved merchandise margins in 2H. Sees continued EPS growth in 2H. Says "very" optimistic going into 2H. Comments made at the Oppenheimer Annual Consumer Conference.