Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 4.6 million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading down $1.57 (-9.5%) at $14.91 as of 1:05 p.m. ET.
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Aeropostale has a market cap of $1.31 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 28% 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 38.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Aeropostale as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full Aeropostale Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100% See his top picks for 14-days FREE.