Aeropostale quarterly profit rises slightly

Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:12pm EST

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Nov 28 (Reuters) - Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc posted a slightly higher quarterly profit after it had warned of a weak back-to-school season.

For the quarter ended Oct. 27, Aeropostale, which competes with American Eagle Outfitters, Forever21 and others, earned $24.9 million, or 31 cents a share, compared with $24.1 million, or 30 cents a share, in the same quarter last year.

Sales rose 2 percent to $605.9 million.

Aeropostale shares closed at $14.12 Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.

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