Aeropostale Stock Gaps Down On Today's Open (ARO)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO) were gapping down Thursday morning with an open price 27.6% lower than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $19.45 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $14.08.

The average volume for Aeropostale has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Aeropostale has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 27.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Aeropostale, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.3, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 25 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Aeropostale as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Aeropostale Ratings Report.

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