Teen-focused retailers reported mixed February sales results Wednesday, as shoppers cooled down after warm weather and gift-card redemptions led to a strong showing in January. Casual-clothing chain Aeropostale ( ARO) reported a 5.4% decline in February same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year. Total sales rose 14% to $67.8 million, from $59.4 million. "During the month, consistent with our merchandise strategy, we were able to increase our average unit retail and gross margins despite weaker-than-expected traffic," said Aeropostale Chairman and Chief Executive Julian Geiger in a statement. The company's shares recently were down 83 cents, or 2.9%, to $28.06 in late trading. Hot Topic's ( HOTT) February same-store sales fell 8.4%, pulled down by weakness in the men's and accessories categories. The company, a mall-based seller of music-related items, said total sales rose 5% to $48.4 million. Shares recently tumbled 51 cents, or 3.8%, to $12.77 in after-hours trading. Zumiez ( ZUMZ), however, turned in another month of huge sales growth. The seller of extreme-sports clothing and accessories said its same-store sales jumped 28% in February. Total sales grew 53% to $14.4 million, from $9.4 million. On Wednesday morning, American Eagle Outfitters ( AEOS) posted a 6% rise in February same-store sales, along with better-than-expected fourth-quarter profits. The company's shares surged $3.44, or 13.5%, to close at $29.91 Wednesday. Shares of fellow teen-apparel retailer Pacific Sunwear ( PSUN) didn't fare as well. The company late Tuesday reported an unexpected 3.1% February same-store sales drop. The company said it was being "cautious" in its guidance and offered a first-quarter outlook below Wall Street's expectation. Shares dropped nearly 8%, or $1.88, to close at $21.93.