American Eagle Outfitters Stock (AEO): Why The Price Increased

By Amit Chowdhry ● Dec 30, 2021
  • The stock price of American Eagle Outfitters Inc (NYSE: AEO) increased by 6% in the most recent trading session. This is why it happened.

The stock price of American Eagle Outfitters Inc (NYSE: AEO) increased by 6% in the most recent trading session. Investors are responding positively to American Eagle Outfitters announcing it has completed the acquisition of Quiet Logistics and strategic investments for approximately $360 million in cash (including adjustments for closing cash and working capital). 

Quiet Logistics is known as a leading logistics company that operates a network of in-market fulfillment centers in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis, and Jacksonville, locating products closer to need, creating inventory efficiencies, cost benefits, and affordable same-day and next-day delivery options to customers and stores.

Quiet Logistics is going to be a wholly-owned AEO subsidiary and will continue to run its business independently. And the network will support AEO’s continued growth, while also driving economies of scale as it expands its customer base to other brands and retailers seeking advanced logistics capabilities.

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“I am thrilled to officially welcome Quiet Logistics into the AEO Inc. portfolio, cementing a collaborative partnership that has meaningfully contributed to our financial results over the past 18 months. AEO’s unique ability to reduce delivery costs amid rising inflation is a direct reflection of the efficiencies provided by their innovative fulfillment model. Quiet Logistics has a highly experienced supply chain leadership team and I look forward to their partnership as we continue to drive operational excellence and grow the platform into a meaningful business.”

— Jay Schottenstein, AEO’s Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

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