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Why We're Buying Aeropostale

The video below is part of The Motley Fool's "11 O'Clock Stock" series, where we're recommending a new stock every weekday at 11 a.m. ET on for 50 weekdays. To see a video of co-founder Tom Gardner explaining the series, click here. To see our original recommendation of Aeropostale (NYSE: ARO  ) , click here.

Looking for a great back-to-school deal? How about trying on some shares of Aeropostale? Fool writer Alyce Lomax thinks Aeropostale provides a great opportunity at today's prices. To see her thoughts, watch the video, then read on below:

Alyce Lomax says Aeropostale's focus on high-quality clothes at affordable prices puts the retailer in an advantageous position in today's market. Beyond that, the company has a sturdy balance sheet with more than $300 million in cash, so it's also a defensive play. Compared to competitors Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF  ) , and Pacific Sunwear of California (Nasdaq: PSUN  ) , the stock looks pretty cheap, too, trading at just 10 times earnings. If you're looking for a retailer that's attractively priced and more than able to weather the recession, look no further than Aeropostale.

Alyce Lomax does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. The Fool has a disclosure policy.

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