Major Institutions Supporting Aeropostale’s Shares in Quarterly Filing

Insiders are generally long-term investors due to restriction in making short-term profits. In contrast, wealth management institutions always have short-term investment. Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding the insiders and institutions which recently increased stock shares of Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE:ARO).

SEC data indicate that these institutions significantly increased their stock shares of Aeropostale, Inc. in Q3 2011:

ELM RIDGE MANAGEMENT, LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 1,858,900 shares, worth $20,094,709.

LAKEWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, LP: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 1,524,332 shares, worth $16,478,029.

PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 1,388,785 shares, worth $15,012,766.

KENNEDY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 807,979 shares, worth $8,734,253.

CAPITAL GUARDIAN TRUST CO: On 06/30/2011, held 0 shares. On 09/30/2011, held 573,700 shares, worth $6,201,697.

About the company: 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.

Competitors to Watch: Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSUN), Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR), The Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS), The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE:BKE), Body Central Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:BODY), The Wet Seal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WTSLA), and Casual Male Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRG).

(Note: Data regarding Aeropostale, Inc.’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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