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11/29/12Aeropostale Down 5% After Q3 Results (Phil’s Stock World)

Courtesy of Benzinga. Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO) released its fiscal third-quarter earnings results after the closing bell on Wednesday. During Thursday's trading [...]

7/3/12Steve Cohen's SAC Capital Boosts Aeropostale Position (ARO) (market folly)

Steve Cohen's hedge fund firm SAC Capital filed a 13G with the SEC regarding its position in Aeropostale (ARO).  Per the filing, the hedge fund now has a 5.1% ownership stake in ARO with 4,113,160 shares.  This marks an increase of 125% in their position size since the end of the first quarter.  Per Google Finance, Aeropostale is "a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aeropostale...

10/11/11Aeropostale Popping $.74, 7%, on Analysts Upgrade ()

Price change: Aeropostale, is popping more than $.74 to $12.85 (7%) on a Jeffries’ analyst upgrade. Thesis: ARO is trading at levels it has not seen since August 17, 2011 and looks like a breakout if it closes above $13. Related: CLICK HERE FOR FREE GOOGLE EMAIL ALERTS WHEN WE POST A NEW ARTICLE Bottom line: With a strong [...]

8/16/11Analyst Actions: S, VMW, ARO, DIS, AGN (Stock Wizard)

Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S): Collins Stewart on Tuesday upgraded its rating on the company to Buy from Neutral. In a research note to clients, the firm stated, "We are upgrading Sprint to Buy from a long standing Neutral during this time of extreme volatility that have caused Sprint shares to under perform the S&P 500 index after outperforming the index for the first half of the year. With fairly low expectations for 2H11 and 2012, with a stock now trading at 4.6x estimated 2012 EBITDA and...

5/15/11Value Thoughts - Aeropostale, Inc. (Wax Ink)

Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) is a primarily mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aéropostale stores and 7 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aéropostale stores. The Aéropostale brand was established by R.H. Macy and Company, Inc., as a department store private label initiative, in the early 1980’s. Macy’s subsequently opened the first mall-based Aéropostale specialty store in 1987....

5/5/11Market Updates: J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP), Visa (NYSE:V), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) (Jutia Group)

J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) said Thursday its April same-store sales rose 6.4%, compared to the Wall Street target of 8.5% in a survey of analysts by Thomson Reuters. The Plano, Texas, retailer expects first-quarter earnings of 24 cents a share, including previously announced one-time items. J.C. Penney [...]

4/6/11Analyst Actions: BRCM, URBN, CIT, CCL, ARO (Stock Wizard)

Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM): Oppenheimer & Co. on Wednesday upgraded its rating on the company to Outperform from Perform, citing the recent pullback in shares and the company's growth potential. Shares of the company rallied more than 3% in Wednesday's pre-market trading. Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN): Piper Jaffray this morning upgraded the company to Overweight from Neutral. Urban Outfitters gained more than 3% in Wednesday's pre-market trading. CIT Group (NYSE: CIT):...

3/11/11Top Active Trader Alert Stocks (ARO, LIME, RCRC) (Wall Street Sector Selector)

Active traders and day traders have many stocks to choose from this Friday morning.  We are tracking news and moves in shares of Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), Lime Energy Co. (NASDAQ: LIME), and RC2 Corporation (NASDAQ: RCRC). Aeropostale, Inc. (N...

3/10/11How To Trade On Aeropostale, Body Central, Quiksilver Earnings (ARO, BODY, ZQK, XRT) (Benzinga)

Three stocks in the retailing and apparel sectors to watch today are Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO), Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) and Body Central Corp. (Nasdaq: BODY). All three companies are scheduled to report earnings today after the market closes. Aeropostale Inc (ARO) is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aeropostale stores and 7 to 12 year-old kids through its P.S. from Aeropostale...

3/4/11Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO): Q4 Earnings Preview 2010 (Stock Wizard)

Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Analysts, on average, expect the company to report earnings of 97 cents per share on revenue of $838.22 million. In the year ago quarter, the company reported earnings of 99 cents per share on revenue of $801.22 million. Aeropostale is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories and is currently operational with 906 Aeropostale...

1/9/11Top Picks 2011: Aeropostale (ARO) (Penny Stock DD)

This post is one in a series in which more than 60 newsletter advisors share their Top Stock Picks for 2011. This special report is courtesy of TheStockAdvisors.com. "A financial crisis, severe recession, a supposedly 'tapped out' U.S. consumer -- none of it has been enough to derail Aeropostale (ARO), the New York City-based teen [...]

12/10/10Same Store Sales Irrelevant for Aeropostale (Penny Stock DD)

Same-store sales data can be a useful indicator of the health of a retailer. But its importance should not be magnified such that it is the defining factor for all retailers in the determination of their attractiveness as investments. For example, we've discussed how the same-store sales metric for [...]

12/9/10Same Store Sales Irrelevant For Aeropostale (Barel Karsan)

Same-store sales data can be a useful indicator of the health of a retailer. But its importance should not be magnified such that it is the defining factor for all retailers in the determination of their attractiveness as investments. For example, we've discussed how the same-store sales metric for retailer GameStop is virtually useless in assessing the profitability of the business. Last week, shares of Aeropostale (ARO) fell 15% after it was reported that November same-store sales were down...

12/8/10Aeropostale Takeover Rumors Swirl (Penny Stock DD)

Aéropostale (ARO - option chain) shares are soaring today on rumors that the company could go private in a deal with a private equity company worth $40 per share. ARO has not commented on the rumor. Even if ARO executives do not want to sell, this kind of interest could establish a floor [...]

12/5/10Earnings Cheat Sheet: Aeropostale (ARO) Slides On Weak Guidance And C-Level Shakeup (Wall St. Cheat Sheet)

Does weakness at ARO signal a weak consumer or a consumer that is finally confident enough to trade up?

12/3/10Aeropostale: Buy the Sell-Off or Not? (Penny Stock DD)

by Steven Mallas Fans of Aeropostale (ARO) must be pretty shaken Friday. And, no, I don't mean fans of the store itself; I'm referring to those who own the stock. This is one scary session for the mall retailer, make no mistake about it. The stock closed Thursday's session at $23.04, which means that it [...]

12/3/10Buckle Clobbers Aeropostale (Penny Stock DD)

Stephen Rosenman Back in January, I compared two teen retailers, Buckle (BKE) and Aeropostale (ARO). I advised betting on Buckle over Aeropostale. While BKE and ARO had similar sales and store growth, I reasoned that BKE was far more shareholder friendly than ARO. After all, 43% of BKE is held [...]

12/1/10Aeropostale Profit Falls; Outlook Weak; Names New CEO (Penny Stock DD)

RTTNews) - Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO: News ) said Wednesday after the markets closed that its third quarter profit fell 6.5% from last year, as higher costs and expenses due to a challenging and promotional environment more than offset a 6% increase in sales. The company also forecast fourth [...]

11/29/10(ARO) Stock Market News for November 29, 2010 – Market News (Stock Blog Hub)

Markets fell during Friday’s shortened trading session as worries about European finances kept jittery investors off stocks. Across the Atlantic, as the USS George Washington moved into the Yellow Sea, a belligerent North Korea warned that the United States and South Korea’s joint military exercise could plunge the region into war. The Dow average, the 30-share [...]

11/4/10Aeropostale Reports October Sales Results; Same Store Sales Decrease 2%; Reiterates Midpoint of P... (Benzinga)

Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) today announced that total net sales for the four-week period ended October 30, 2010 increased 5% to $146.1 million compared to $138.8 million for the four-week period ended October 31, 2009. The Company's same store sales decreased 2% for the month, compared to a same store sales increase of 3% in the year ago period. For the third quarter of fiscal 2010, total net sales increased 6% to $602.8 million, from $567.8 million in the year ago period. Same store...

11/2/10Benzinga's Top Downgrades (HP, VRNT, BIOD, ARO) (Benzinga)

Helmerich & Payne Inc (NYSE: HP) was downgraded by Goldman from "buy" to "neutral." HP's shares closed at $42.70 yesterday. Helmerich & Payne's 52-week trading range is $32.29- $48.93. Verint Systems Inc (NASDAQ: VRNT) was downgraded by FBR Capital from "outperform" to "market perform." VRNT's stock closed at $32.82 yesterday. Verint Systems' 52-week trading range is $15.00-$32.93. JP Morgan downgraded Biodel Inc (NASDAQ: BIOD) from "overweight" to "neutral." BIOD's shares closed at $2.13...

10/22/10Time To Buy J. Crew (JCG, ANF, ARO) (Benzinga)

J. Crew (NYSE: JCG) is an outstanding retailer. But, the performance of its stock has been nothing less than horrific. Here are the numbers: YTD to the stock is down 27.60%. In the last three months as the markets have rallied the stock has fallen 11.6% while the Dow (DJIA) has rallied nearly 8%. The stock trades for less than 13x next year's earnings estimates and is expected to grow 18% next year. The company outperformed during the Great Recession and stole market share from...

10/7/10Aeropostale Reports September Same Store Sales Increase 3% (Benzinga)

Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) today announced that total net sales for the five-week period ended October 2, 2010 increased 9% to $204.2 million compared to $187.3 million for the five-week period ended October 3, 2009. The Company's same store sales increased 3% for the month, compared to a same store sales increase of 19% in the year ago period. Year to date, total net sales have increased 10% to $1.415 billion, from $1.290 billion in the year ago period. Year to date, same store sales...

10/1/10MKM Partners Discusses Back-To-School Shopping (ARO) (Benzinga)

MKM Partners discusses the back-to-school shopping season, saying that shopping happened later than usual this year, but that shopping had finished by the last two weeks of September. In the report, MKM covers Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO). MKM goes on to write, "Teens, like their parents, remain cautious about spending, i.e., nearly twice as many consumers say they will spend less as say they will spend more. However, compared to last year's back-to-school study, conducted around the same...

9/23/10Teen Apparel Stocks Try To Rebound For Holiday Season (ANF, ARO) (Benzinga)

A recent report from J.P. Morgan discusses how the teen space has been hit hard recently as consumer spending has been at a stand still. Abercrombie and Fitch's (NYSE: ANF) margins have troughed following the economic downturn and the bulls believe management's goal of at least 15% operating margin should be achievable in the next 2-3 years. The company has said that they expect margin trends to improve beginning this holiday season. Aeropostale has also been beaten down lately. The...

7/4/10ARO (Samurai Trader)

ARO is the only new stock on this week's leadership list, and has a pretty good looking weekly chart. It is in thr process of forming a handle in a cup and handle pattern, which is actually part of a bigger cup and handle pattern. It is holding the 10 week moving average, which is declining but in this case that is good as it shows it is in a shakeout. Price relative is rising. There are two pivot points in play here, one around 25, which concievably this consolidation could go to (though...

4/9/10(ARO) Aeropostale Raises Earnings Guidance (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale Inc. (ARO) – a specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, targeting children, young men and women – recently raised its first-quarter 2010 earnings outlook. The mall based retailer, Aeropostale, now expects first-quarter earnings to be approximately 44 cents a share, up from its previous guidance range of 39 cents to 40 cents, reflecting an [...]

3/31/10(ARO) Aeropostale Incorporated – Reports Record-Setting Quarter (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale, Inc (ARO) shares are pressuring 52-week highs on the recent quarter's results. Increasing sales lead to record earnings. Company Description Aeropostale is a mall-based, retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting teenagers. The Company provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion and fashion basic merchandise at compelling values. Record-Setting Quarter On Mar 11 Aeropostale [...]

3/11/10Retail moves after hours. (ARO, ZUMZ) (AlphaNinja)

Shares of Aeropostale (ARO) are up 5% in late trading, after they beat earnings nicely and increased expected earnings for 2010.  They now see this year's EPS coming in around $2.61 per share versus the consensus estimate at 2.48.  After netting out cash per share of  $3.50, the shares trade under 10x 2010 earnings expectations.  Cheers to them. Zumiez (ZUMZ) investors, on the other hand, are NOT having  nice afternoon.  While they beat earnings expectations by 2cents, they gave...

2/9/10(ARO) Aeropostale Raises Earnings Guidance (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale Inc. (ARO) – a specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, targeting children, young men and women – recently raised its fourth quarter 2009 earnings outlook. The mall-based retailer now expects fourth-quarter earnings in the range of $1.41 to $1.42 per share, up from its previous view of $1.33 to $1.34, which reflects an increase [...]

1/23/10(ARO) Consumers Love This Trendy Teen Retailer – And Your Portfolio Will Too (Stock Blog Hub)

by Jeannette Di Louie, Investment U Research Friday, January 22, 2010 Investing in retail can be risky these days, unless you invest in clothing retailers, where it’s completely insane. High jobless rates and continuing economic fears have Western consumers edgy. And since they’re tightening their belts, last year’s pair of slacks will work just [...]

1/11/10(ARO) Aeropostale Incorporated Guides Earnings Higher (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale Inc. (ARO) – a specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories targeting young women, men and children – recently reported sales results for the five-week period ended January 2, 2010. Aeropostale’s comparable-store sales for December climbed 10% compared to an increase of 12% posted in the same month last year. Year-to-date comps increased 10% compared [...]

12/9/09(ARO) Aeropostale Raises Share Buyback (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO), a specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, targeting young women, men and children, recently announced an authorization by its Board of Directors, increasing its share repurchase program by $250 million. This brings the total share repurchase program to $850 million, since its inception in November 2003. Including the current authorization, the retailer [...]

12/4/09(ARO) Aeropostale Reports Strong Third Quarter (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale Inc.’s (ARO) fiscal 2009 third-quarter net income jumped nearly 47% year over year to $62.6 million. Earnings per share came in at 92 cents, edging past the Zacks Consensus Estimate, for the 5th consecutive instance, by a penny. The result was also higher than the company’s upgraded guidance of 90 cents to 91 cents [...]

10/6/09A Retailer That’s Bucking the Trend (The Iconoclast Investor)

Now to a stock that recently caught my eye. Most retailers have suffered greatly during the recession, but one is making waves with newly frugal shoppers. The company is Aeropostale (ARO) and it was featured in Cabot Top Ten Report this Monday, where Editor Michael Cintolo wrote: "While most retailers have been hit hard by the recession, [...]

9/8/09(ARO) Retailer Aeropostale Raises Guidance (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale Inc. (ARO) – a specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, targeting young women, men and children – recently reported sales results for the four-week period ended Aug. 29. The company’s comparable-store sales for the month of August increased 9% compared to 13% reported in the same period last year. Year-to-date comps climbed 11%, [...]

8/21/09(ARO) Aeropostale Momentum Continues – gross profit grew 31.6% year over year (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale Inc.’s (ARO) fiscal second-quarter net income surged 83.3% year over year to $38.6 million. Earnings per share came in at 57 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. The performance was also higher than the company’s upgraded guidance of 54 cents to 55 cents per share announced earlier this month. The specialty retailer [...]

8/17/09Aeropostale Thriving In The Recession (Top Gun Financial Planning)

Rather than get one top at a Hollister, they can get two or three at Aeropostale. - Brian Tunick, Retail Analyst, JP Morgan The last three months, like the ten consecutive quarters that preceded it, was a period of record sales and record earnings for Aeropostale.  We all know these results are extraordinary given the macroeconomic climate [...]

6/8/09(ARO) Aeropostale, Inc. – Aggressive Growth – Zacks Rank Buy (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO), the casual apparel retailer that targets teenagers, bucked the gloomy retail trend by reporting record May sales on June 4 that blew by the competition. Sales in May jumped 30% to $132.9 million from $102.3 million in the year ago period. Same store sales surged 19% compared to a gain of just 6% [...]

5/26/09(ARO) Aeropostale, Inc. – Aggressive Growth – Zacks Rank Buy (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) shares have been climbing since its original feature as a Zacks Rank Buy, driven by more analyst upgrades. Company Description Aeropostale is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men. The Company provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion and [...]

4/15/09(ARO) Aeropostale Inc. – Aggressive Growth – Zacks Rank Buy (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) analysts and the share price can not keep up with the good news flowing out of this niche retailer. Company Description Aeropostale is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men. The Company provides customers with a focused selection of high-quality, active-oriented, fashion [...]

4/1/09Aeropostale opens in Dubai, the perfect platform (tradeflow21.com)

Aeropostale, the $1.8B (market cap; $1.6B annual sales) NY-headquartered teen retailer announced yesterday that it opened its first store in Dubai. In an earnings conference call last August when Aeropostale announced its plans to pursue Dubai, CEO Julian Geiger stated the company chose Dubai over many other options given its "growth and development," calling it [...]

9/15/08A Discretionary Retailer Trending Higher: Quick Chart (market folly)

Just wanted to take two seconds in this bloodbath of a day and point out a chart that is trending higher. And, surprisingly enough, it comes from the consumer discretionary sector: Aeropostale (ARO). While ARO might be one of the few discretionary retailers actually performing well in this environment, there are plenty of names that are not. So, set up a pairs trade or just play the channel straight up; your choice. The chart really speaks for itself. Stop out on a downside break of the...

9/10/08(ARO) – Aeropostale – fourth time in four quarters that the company has either beaten or matc... (Stock Blog Hub)

Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) is fresh off the heels of an impressive quarter in which its earnings were up almost 50% from the same period last year. Earnings estimates have been rising, with the next-year estimate projecting 11.86% growth. The company's share price is currently pressuring a key short-term level of resistance and looks well positioned [...]

5/15/07Quality Investment Research (Jutia Group)

Every once in a while it is good to "toot" your own horn. A while back, January 7th to be exact, I recommended buying shares of Aeropostale (ARO) at $33.93. Others like myself said, "Stephen, Aeropostale doesn't seem like the type of growth company that you would expect great price movement from in the next [...]

1/7/07Investment Idea: Aeropostale (ARO) (Jutia Group)

Aéropostale, Inc., is a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. The Company designs, markets and sells its own brand of merchandise principally targeting 11 to 18 year-old young women and young men. (Source: Bigcharts)For this long-term play remove yourself from any reactionary opinions in regards to the company, industry, season, line of clothing, [...]


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