Jefferies Group Downgrades Aeropostale to Hold (ARO)
Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) was downgraded by stock analysts at Jefferies Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. They currently have a $7.00 price target on the stock, down from their previous price target of $12.00. Jefferies Group’s price objective would suggest a potential downside of 22.99% from the company’s current price.
Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Telsey Advisory Group cut their price target on shares of Aeropostale from $12.00 to $10.00 in a research note to investors on Thursday, December 5th. They now have a “not rated” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at KeyCorp upgraded shares of Aeropostale from an “underweight” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, December 5th. Finally, analysts at Mizuho initiated coverage on shares of Aeropostale in a research note to investors on Friday, November 15th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.72.
Shares of Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) traded down 0.11% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $9.08. The stock had a trading volume of 2,254,274 shares. Aeropostale has a one year low of $7.78 and a one year high of $17.10. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $9.15 and its 200-day moving average is $10.71. The company’s market cap is $712.7 million.
Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 4th. The company reported ($0.33) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.24) by $0.09. The company had revenue of $514.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $519.07 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.31 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 15.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Aeropostale will post $-1.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Aeropostale, Inc, (NYSE:ARO) is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14 to 17 year-old young women and men through its Aeropostale stores and 4 to 12 year-old kids through its P.
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