Shares of Tilly’s, Inc. (NYSE:TLYS) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $10.86.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Tilly’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 28th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on shares of Tilly’s in a report on Monday, May 29th. TheStreet raised Tilly’s from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. ValuEngine downgraded Tilly’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised Tilly’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday.

Tilly’s (NYSE TLYS) traded down 1.87% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $9.95. 21,438 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $10.15 and its 200-day moving average is $10.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $286.43 million, a PE ratio of 20.39 and a beta of -0.42. Tilly’s has a 12-month low of $5.53 and a 12-month high of $15.29.

Tilly’s (NYSE:TLYS) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 23rd. The specialty retailer reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.09. Tilly’s had a return on equity of 7.86% and a net margin of 2.46%. The company had revenue of $120.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $114.35 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.06) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Tilly’s will post $0.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, major shareholder Tilly Levine sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.80, for a total value of $196,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Hezy Shaked sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.62, for a total value of $318,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 140,600 shares of company stock valued at $1,405,906. 53.41% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Tilly’s by 33.4% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,078,718 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $9,730,000 after buying an additional 270,024 shares during the period. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY boosted its position in Tilly’s by 3,149.8% in the first quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 649,965 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,862,000 after buying an additional 629,965 shares in the last quarter. Divisar Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Tilly’s by 12.6% in the first quarter. Divisar Capital Management LLC now owns 548,065 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,944,000 after buying an additional 61,527 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Tilly’s by 5.4% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 367,808 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,317,000 after buying an additional 18,926 shares in the last quarter. Finally, ClariVest Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Tilly’s by 16.1% in the first quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 255,163 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,303,000 after buying an additional 35,437 shares in the last quarter. 41.82% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Tilly’s Company Profile

Tilly’s, Inc is a destination specialty retailer of casual apparel, footwear and accessories for young men, young women, boys and girls. The Company offers an unparalleled selection of relevant brands, styles, colors, sizes and price points. The Company’s apparel merchandise includes branded, fashion and styles for tops, outerwear, bottoms and dresses.

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