By and  on August 23, 2013

Retail stocks inched up on Wall Street today, but Aéropostale Inc. got whacked, falling 20.2 percent to $8.76, after the company posted a $33.7 million second-quarter loss and a weak outlook late Thursday.

Aéropostale, like other teen retailers Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. struggled to find traction in the second quarter as retail overall took a turn for the worse.

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