Shares of Tilly’s, Inc. (NYSE:TLYS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $11.60.

TLYS has been the topic of several research reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Tilly’s from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Tilly’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Tilly’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Roth Capital set a $12.00 price target on shares of Tilly’s and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Tilly’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 25th.

In other Tilly’s news, major shareholder Tilly Levine sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.54, for a total transaction of $210,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Hezy Shaked sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.94, for a total transaction of $89,400.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 80,600 shares of company stock worth $786,606. Corporate insiders own 53.41% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in TLYS. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its position in Tilly’s by 43.8% during the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 50,520 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $666,000 after purchasing an additional 15,387 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Tilly’s during the 1st quarter valued at about $105,000. Strs Ohio lifted its position in Tilly’s by 49.8% during the 1st quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 65,600 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $591,000 after purchasing an additional 21,800 shares during the period. Airain ltd acquired a new position in Tilly’s during the 1st quarter valued at about $116,000. Finally, Oxford Asset Management lifted its position in Tilly’s by 103.4% during the 1st quarter. Oxford Asset Management now owns 172,781 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,558,000 after purchasing an additional 87,841 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 40.37% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Tilly’s (TLYS) traded down 0.36% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $11.02. 154,911 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $317.62 million, a PE ratio of 26.36 and a beta of -0.47. Tilly’s has a 52-week low of $8.02 and a 52-week high of $15.29. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $9.98 and its 200 day moving average is $9.79.

Tilly’s (NYSE:TLYS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 23rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $138.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $136.46 million. Tilly’s had a net margin of 2.09% and a return on equity of 8.85%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.05 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Tilly’s will post $0.54 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Tilly’s

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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