Aeropostale Stock Falls On Unusually High Volume (ARO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 4.7 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $1.04 (-7.2%) at $13.47 as of 11:44 a.m. ET.

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Aeropostale has a market cap of $1.13 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 11.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 19, 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, 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, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Aeropostale Ratings Report.

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