Aeropostale, Inc. (ARO) - NYSE
  • Dec. 9, 2015, 9:06 AM
    • The extended forecast from the National Weather Service for the U.S. shows the warm weather trend continuing for a large portion of the nation.
    • The warm snap already impacted some categories in the retail sector around the Black Friday to Cyber Monday period, but now threatens to dampen or push out later on the calendar sales for certain items.
    • The weather excuse is a frequent topic on Q4 earnings conference calls.
    • The flip side of the U.S. weather issue is the performance of FedEx (NYSE:FDX) and UPS (NYSE:UPS). The shippers benefit on the expense side from calm weather in high population areas during the holiday period.
    • Snow cover map of the U.S.
    • Weather-watching: DKS, ACAT, HIBB, DKS, CRI, DECK, LE, COLM, ARO, AEO, ANF, TGT, UA, FL, FINL.
    | Dec. 9, 2015, 9:06 AM | 3 Comments
  • Dec. 2, 2015, 4:22 PM
    • Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO): Q3 EPS of -$0.31 beats by $0.04.
    • Revenue of $363.3M (-19.8% Y/Y) misses by $29.37M.
    • Shares +2.29%.
    | Dec. 2, 2015, 4:22 PM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 1, 2015, 5:35 PM
    | Dec. 1, 2015, 5:35 PM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 27, 2015, 12:54 PM
    • "We believe Thanksgiving shopping was a bust," says SunTrust, following channel checks in the New York metro area, New England, and the Southeast starting yesterday and continuing through the night into Black Friday.
    • Team members dispatched to malls had no problem finding parking or navigating stores, says SunTrust, and there seemed to be more browsing than buying going on.
    • Lines at Wal-Mart (WMT -0.5%) and Target (TGT +0.3%) were about half of last year, but Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) was the exception to lame traffic.
    • Joining Kohl's among early winners according to SunTrust are Aeropastale (ARO +0.8%), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF +0.2%), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO -0.4%), and Kate Spade (KATE -2.6%). New York & Co. (NWY +1.9%) was among the early losers. Gap (GPS -2.7%) scores both a win and a loss, with Old Navy looking good, but Gap stores not so much.
    • Hanging out at Minneapolis' Mall of America, KeyBanc's Edward Yruma says traffic looks weaker than past years. "It doesn't look much busier than an average Saturday morning."
    • ETFs: XLY, XRT, VCR, RTH, RETL, FXD, FDIS, RCD, PMR, BITE
    | Nov. 27, 2015, 12:54 PM | 73 Comments
  • Nov. 11, 2015, 11:32 AM
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  • Nov. 10, 2015, 8:31 PM
    • The headaches continue for a large part of the retail sector impacted by a slower pace of sales than anticipated this fall.
    • Warmer weather than normal have held back outerwear and winter clothing demand, while mall traffic continues to be underwhelming.
    • The high level of unsold inventory on shelves at retail chains is likely to lead to more promotions and discounts heading into the crucial Black Friday period, observes the WSJ. That trend could hurt manufacturers and sellers alike.
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    • Related stocks: FL, FINL, KORS, COH, DSW, DKS, SKX, JCP, M, SHLD, KSS, JWN, TJX, ROST, BONT, AEO, ANF, ARO, CAL, CROX, SMRT, BKE, CTRN, GPS, LB, RL, PVH.
    | Nov. 10, 2015, 8:31 PM | 5 Comments
  • Oct. 21, 2015, 12:05 PM
    • Aeropostale (ARO +3.7%) announces it will open its first store in Ireland tomorrow.
    • The store in Dublin will be operated through a license agreement with Shuz 4 U International.
    • Aeropostale expects to open 10 stores in partnership with Shuz over the next five years.
    | Oct. 21, 2015, 12:05 PM
  • Oct. 8, 2015, 3:49 PM
    • Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) inks a licensing deal to expand its home good offerings.
    • The company will partner with textiles company Himatsingka America to distribute Aeropostale-branded bedding and bath linens through new channels - including department store chains and big-box retailers.
    • The new collection is expected to be available for the 2016 Back to School season.
    | Oct. 8, 2015, 3:49 PM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 6, 2015, 8:16 AM
    • A new survey indicated 44% of online shoppers turn to Amazon.com first when searching for a product online. The level is much higher than what was found in previous studies.
    • Another 34% use Google and other search engines to being their shopping efforts, while only 21% begin their search directly on the website of a retailer.
    • The gains by Amazon in becoming the shopping portal for a higher percentage of consumers hits a wide variety of retailers - including Target (NYSE:TGT), Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) - on market share and pricing leverage. It's been particularly devastating to mall chains such as Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Buckle (NYSE:BKE), Pacific Sunwear (NASDAQ:PSUN), and Abercombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) which rely on impulse buying from in-store shoppers.
    | Oct. 6, 2015, 8:16 AM | 8 Comments
  • Sep. 29, 2015, 5:58 PM
    • Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) says it is considering a reverse stock split to shore up the value of its shares after receiving a notice of non-compliance from the NYSE concerning the exchange's listing standards
    • ARO says it will respond by Oct. 13 on how it plans to address the violation, including a possible reverse stock split, which would require shareholders’ approval.
    • The NYSE requires among its listing conditions that a company maintain a price of at least $1/share.
    | Sep. 29, 2015, 5:58 PM | 1 Comment
  • Sep. 2, 2015, 11:23 AM
    • Retail sales are expected to show negative growth in August on a same-store basis, according to analysis from Thomson Reuters.
    • The research firm sees a 0.2% decline in retail sales and a full percentage point drop if the drug store sector is backed out.
    • Factors that impacted August traffic at stores includes the later Labor Day weekend this year, F/X pain for global sellers, and lower gas prices for chains with pumps.
    • Mall retailers are expected to report soft traffic for the month as well as teens continue to be a hard group to pin down with cheap chic replacing margin-rich logo assortment.
    • Key retail stocks: COST, GPS, TGT, WMT, ZUMZ, BKE, ARO, AEO, ANF.
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    | Sep. 2, 2015, 11:23 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 28, 2015, 12:46 PM
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  • Aug. 27, 2015, 4:13 PM
    • Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO): Q2 EPS of -$0.56 misses by $0.01.
    • Revenue of $326.9M (-17.5% Y/Y) misses by $8.77M.
    • Shares -2.4%.
    | Aug. 27, 2015, 4:13 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 26, 2015, 5:35 PM
    | Aug. 26, 2015, 5:35 PM | 6 Comments
  • Jul. 29, 2015, 9:33 AM
    • UBS takes a dour view on Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO) due to recent sales trends and promotional pressure.
    • A Sell tag is assigned after UBS had the retailer sitting with a Neutral rating.
    • The investment firm more than halves its price target on ARO to take it to an even $1.
    • Aeropostale is down 4.76% to $1.40 in opening trades.
    | Jul. 29, 2015, 9:33 AM
  • Jul. 27, 2015, 1:48 PM
    • Aria Partners discloses it holds options to buy a 14.7% stake in Aeropostale (ARO -2.1%).
    • The bet from the hedge fund is based in part in confidence in Aeropostale CEO Julian Geiger who is a year into his second stint at the helm of the retail chain.
    • SEC Form 13G
    | Jul. 27, 2015, 1:48 PM | 3 Comments
Company Description
Aéropostale, Inc. is a retailer of casual apparel and accessories which focuses in the selection of fashion basic merchandise. It operates through Retail Stores and E-commerce, and International Licensing segments. The Retail Stores and E-commerce segment includes the aggregation of the... More
Sector: Services
Industry: Apparel Stores
Country: United States