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Investment analysts at Stephens initiated coverage on shares of Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) in a note issued to investors on Friday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm set an “equal weight” rating on the stock.

ARO has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Nomura cut their price target on shares of Aeropostale from $6.00 to $5.00 in a research note on Monday, June 2nd. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Piper Jaffray upgraded shares of Aeropostale from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 27th. Finally, analysts at Topeka Capital Markets cut their price target on shares of Aeropostale from $6.00 to $4.00 in a research note on Friday, May 23rd. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.93.

Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) opened at 3.42 on Friday. Aeropostale has a one year low of $3.31 and a one year high of $15.73. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $4.04 and a 200-day moving average of $6.18. The company’s market cap is $268.9 million.

Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 22nd. The company reported ($0.52) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.72) by $0.20. The company had revenue of $395.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $410.04 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.16) earnings per share. Aeropostale’s revenue was down 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Aeropostale will post $-1.76 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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