Brokerages Set Tilly's Inc (TLYS) Price Target at $15.50

Shares of Tilly's Inc (NYSE:TLYS) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $15.50.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine raised Tilly's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective (up from $15.00) on shares of Tilly's in a report on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Tilly's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $16.00 price objective on Tilly's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th.

Shares of Tilly's (TLYS) traded up $0.20 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $13.59. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 244,865 shares, compared to its average volume of 153,820. Tilly's has a one year low of $8.02 and a one year high of $16.57. The stock has a market cap of $392.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.73 and a beta of -0.49.

Tilly's (NYSE:TLYS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.09. Tilly's had a return on equity of 10.19% and a net margin of 2.50%. The company had revenue of $152.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.44 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.22 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Tilly's will post 0.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 9th will be issued a dividend of $1.00 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 8th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.0689179875947622%.

In related news, major shareholder Tilly Levine sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.29, for a total value of $285,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Debbie Anker-Morris sold 60,466 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.80, for a total value of $955,362.80. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 22,966 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $362,862.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 252,655 shares of company stock valued at $3,759,279. Insiders own 50.12% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in TLYS. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY grew its stake in shares of Tilly's by 36.5% during the third quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 1,271,300 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $15,243,000 after acquiring an additional 339,700 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Tilly's by 70.3% during the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 332,322 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,373,000 after acquiring an additional 137,209 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Tilly's by 45.5% during the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 357,473 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,274,000 after acquiring an additional 111,829 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Tilly's during the third quarter valued at about $1,282,000. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Tilly's during the second quarter valued at about $1,023,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 43.13% of the company’s stock.

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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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