Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Tilly’s (NYSE:TLYS) to Hold

Tilly’s (NYSE:TLYS) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Friday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Tilly’s, Inc. is a specialty retailer in the action sports industry selling clothing, shoes and accessories. The Company distributes t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, shorts, pants, jeans, sweaters, swimwear, shoes and accessories for men, women and kids through its website. It sells denim apparel and cologne for guys, boys and juniors and apparel, footwear and accessories for juniors and girls under RSQ, Full Tilt, Blue Crown and Infamous brand names. Tilly’s, Inc. is based in Irvine, California. “

A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on TLYS. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Tilly’s in a research note on Monday, March 11th. ValuEngine raised Tilly’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 19th. Finally, B. Riley set a $18.00 price objective on Tilly’s and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $15.00.

Shares of NYSE TLYS traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $7.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 64,033 shares, compared to its average volume of 488,252. The firm has a market cap of $229.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a quick ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. Tilly’s has a 52 week low of $7.65 and a 52 week high of $25.46.

Tilly’s (NYSE:TLYS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $460.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $128.84 million. Tilly’s had a return on equity of 14.25% and a net margin of 4.21%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 272.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.04 earnings per share. Research analysts expect that Tilly’s will post 0.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Jon Kubo sold 12,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.55, for a total transaction of $144,375.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 12,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $144,375. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Michael Henry purchased 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 19th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $11.47 per share, with a total value of $28,675.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 16,790 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $192,581.30. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have purchased 20,000 shares of company stock valued at $181,759. 48.26% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Tilly’s by 480.6% during the first quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC now owns 81,862 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $911,000 after buying an additional 67,762 shares during the last quarter. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Tilly’s in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $132,000. SEI Investments Co lifted its stake in shares of Tilly’s by 39.1% in the 1st quarter. SEI Investments Co now owns 63,806 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $710,000 after purchasing an additional 17,944 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Tilly’s by 505.0% in the 1st quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 482,363 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,369,000 after purchasing an additional 402,631 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Oxford Asset Management LLP lifted its stake in shares of Tilly’s by 18.8% in the 1st quarter. Oxford Asset Management LLP now owns 428,600 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,770,000 after purchasing an additional 67,833 shares during the last quarter. 72.62% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Tilly’s

Tilly's, Inc retails casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women, and boys and girls in the United States. Its apparel merchandise includes tops, outerwear, bottoms, and dresses; and accessories merchandise comprises backpacks, hats, sunglasses, headphones, handbags, watches, jewelry, and others.

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