NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Aeropostale (ARO) stock is sliding by 2.38% to $1.23 in after-hours trading on Thursday, after the company reported its financial results for the 2015 second quarter.

Aeropostale posted a loss of 55 cents per share for the most recent quarter, compared to a loss of 81 cents per share for the year ago period. 

The company reported a 17% decline in revenue year over year, to $326.9 million for this quarter.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had forecast that the retailer would report a loss of 55 cents per share on revenue of $335.7 million.

"The second quarter was an important transitional time for us in which we set the stage for the second half of the year," CEO Julian Geiger said in a statement. "We attained very high levels of merchandise currency, we delivered our new back to school merchandise, and we refocused our marketing efforts around key items, all while attaining operating results consistent with the better end of our guidance."

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates AEROPOSTALE INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

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"We rate AEROPOSTALE INC (ARO) a SELL. This is driven by some concerns, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."

You can view the full analysis from the report here: ARO Ratings Report

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