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Stock to Watch: Aeropostale Up 14.4% (ARO)

Published on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:09
By Mallory Stone

Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) is one of today's best performing low-priced stocks, up 14.4% to $3.90 on 3.5x average daily volume. Thus far today, Aeropostale has traded 8.6 million shares, vs. average volume of 2.5 million shares per day. The stock has outperformed the Dow (14.4% to the Dow's 0.5%) and outperformed the S&P 500 (14.4% to the S&P's 0.5%) during today's trading.

Aeropostale, Inc. is a mall-based retailer of casual apparel and accessories that targets young women and men in the pre-teen and teenage market. The Company's stores provide active-oriented, fashion basic merchandise. Aeropostale operates stores throughout the United States.

Aeropostale share prices have moved between a 52-week high of $17.10 and a 52-week low of $3.37 and are now trading 16% above that low price at $3.90 per share. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone down 3.3% while the 50-day MA has declined 5.7%.

Aeropostale has overhead space with shares priced $3.90, or 41.1% below the average consensus analyst price target of $6.62. The stock should find initial resistance at its 50-day moving average (MA) of $4.89 and further resistance at its 200-day MA of $7.80.

By Mallory Stone
mstone@fnno.com

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