Aeropostale Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (ARO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO) hit a new 52-week low Wednesday as it is currently trading at $12.11, below its previous 52-week low of $12.12 with 173,799 shares traded as of 10:15 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Aeropostale has a market cap of $998 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 16.4, equal to the average retail industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Aeropostale as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Aeropostale Ratings Report.

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