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Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) Director Karin Hirtler-Garvey bought 55,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 25th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $3.56 per share, with a total value of $195,800.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 135,610 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $482,772. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at RBC Capital cut their price target on shares of Aeropostale from $6.00 to $5.00 in a research note on Monday. Separately, analysts at Susquehanna cut their price target on shares of Aeropostale from $8.00 to $6.00 in a research note on Monday. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Aeropostale in a research note on Friday. They now have a $4.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $5.00. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.18.

Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) traded up 4.66% on Tuesday, hitting $3.82. The stock had a trading volume of 6,763,407 shares. Aeropostale has a 1-year low of $3.10 and a 1-year high of $10.68. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $3.33 and its 200-day moving average is $4.5. The company’s market cap is $300.8 million.

Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 21st. The company reported ($0.46) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.59) by $0.13. The company had revenue of $396.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $392.61 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.34) earnings per share. Aeropostale’s revenue was down 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Aeropostale will post $-1.78 earnings per share 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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