Tilly's (NYSE:TLYS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Tilly's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Roth Capital set a $16.00 price target on Tilly's and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. BidaskClub upgraded Tilly's from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, B. Riley set a $15.00 price target on Tilly's and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $13.25.

Tilly's (NYSE TLYS) opened at $16.40 on Thursday. Tilly's has a 52 week low of $8.02 and a 52 week high of $16.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $475.56, a PE ratio of 26.61 and a beta of -0.44.

Tilly's (NYSE:TLYS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.09. Tilly's had a return on equity of 10.23% and a net margin of 2.50%. The firm had revenue of $152.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.44 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.22 EPS. Tilly's’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Tilly's will post 0.6 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Tilly's news, major shareholder Tilly Levine sold 192,249 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.52, for a total transaction of $2,214,708.48. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Hezy Shaked sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total value of $172,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 550,000 shares of company stock valued at $6,460,833. 50.12% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY increased its stake in Tilly's by 36.5% during the 3rd quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 1,271,300 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $15,243,000 after buying an additional 339,700 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Tilly's by 7.5% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,159,994 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $11,774,000 after buying an additional 81,276 shares in the last quarter. Divisar Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Tilly's by 32.7% during the 2nd quarter. Divisar Capital Management LLC now owns 727,525 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,384,000 after buying an additional 179,460 shares in the last quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA increased its stake in Tilly's by 10.9% during the 3rd quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA now owns 667,012 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,997,000 after buying an additional 65,604 shares in the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Tilly's by 70.3% during the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 332,322 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,373,000 after buying an additional 137,209 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 43.59% of the company’s stock.

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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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