ARO Stock – Aeropostale Pops on Buyout Buzz

The retailer has posted four straight quarterly losses


ARO Stock – Aeropostale Pops on Buyout Buzz

Aeropostale 300x199 ARO Stock   Aeropostale Pops on Buyout BuzzReports that Aeropostale (ARO) may be exploring the possibility of a sale sent ARO stock up more than 3% in Wednesday morning trading.

Sources tell Bloomberg that the apparel retailer has spoken with investment banks and two private equity firms. While Aeropostale is not currently negotiating a sale, the company is said to be exploring a range of strategies, including potentially selling itself.

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In November, activist investor Crescendo Partners sent a letter to Aeropostale’s board demanding that the company seek a suitor. Crescendo indicated that it believes ARO stock to be worth between $14 and $16 a share. ARO stock is currently trading above $7 a share.

ARO has reported four straight quarterly losses, sending ARO stock down 37% over the past year. The company has been shuttering failing stores in a bid to stem the losses.

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