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May 23, 2014
10:40 EDTAEO, WTSL, ANF, PSUN, AROAeropostale sinks to 52-week low after guidance disappoints
Shares of mall-based, specialty retailer Aeropostale (ARO) are sinking after the company’s second quarter profit outlook fell well short of analysts’ consensus estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Aeropostale reported first quarter adjusted losses per share of (52c) and revenue of $395.9M, against consensus views of (72c) and $410.04M, respectively. Comparable sales, including the e-commerce channel, for the first quarter decreased 13%, compared to a decrease of 14% for the corresponding 13-week period in 2013. WHAT’S NOTABLE: The company’s Q2 outlook for losses of (61c)-(55c) fell significantly short of the consensus forecast for losses of (50c) per share. ANALYST REACTION: This morning, research firm RBC Capital downgraded Aeropostale to Sector Perform from Outperform. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, Aeropostale fell 97c, or about 21.6%, to $3.55 on heavy trading volume. Including today’s pull back, the stock has lost approximately 78% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other mall-based apparel retailers include American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), Pacific Sunwear (PSUN), and The Wet Seal (WTSL).
News For ARO;ANF;AEO;PSUN;WTSL From The Last 14 Days
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09:03 EDTANFExpress, Abercrombie & Fitch spring outlook positive, says BMO Capital
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January 29, 2016
14:39 EDTAROAeropostale by-law change suggests potential for 'go-private' deal, says Stifel
Stifel analyst Richard Jaffe noted that Aeropostale amended and restated its by-laws earlier this week so that any director, or the entire board, may be removed, with or without cause, by the holders of a majority of the shares, which he believes makes the possibility of the company getting bought out, perhaps in a "go-private" deal led by Sycamore, both easier and more likely. However, Jaffe keeps a Hold rating on shares as he believes the stock is fully valued based on its fundamentals.

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