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Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) Director John N. Haugh purchased 4,825 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, August 29th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $4.10 per share, for a total transaction of $19,782.50. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) opened at 4.21 on Friday. Aeropostale has a 52-week low of $3.10 and a 52-week high of $10.68. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $3.5 and its 200-day moving average is $4.46. The company’s market cap is $331.5 million.

Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 21st. The company reported ($0.46) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 in the previous year, the company posted ($0.34) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Aeropostale will post $-1.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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, August 25th. Separately, analysts at Susquehanna cut their price target on shares of Aeropostale from $8.00 to $6.00 in a research note on Monday, August 25th. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Aeropostale in a research note on Friday, August 22nd. They now have a $4.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $5.00. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.97.

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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