By  on November 28, 2012

Shares of Aéropostale Inc. fell 7.3 percent in afterhours trading today after chief executive officer Thomas Johnson said the company was steering a “cautious” path for the holiday season. The stock dropped $1.03 to $13.09. Investors expected bigger things from the chain and during the normal trading session pushed the stock up 6.1 percent to $14.12.

“While our performance over the Black Friday weekend was encouraging, the environment during the first few weeks of November was challenging,” said Thomas Johnson, chief executive officer. “As a result, we continue to be cautious for the remainder of the quarter given the inconsistency we are seeing in our business against the backdrop of a highly promotional environment.”

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