Tilly’s Inc (NYSE:TLYS) shares were up 8.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $9.21 and last traded at $9.04, approximately 284,718 shares were traded during mid-day trading. A decline of 17% from the average daily volume of 345,075 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.34.
Several research analysts recently commented on TLYS shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Tilly’s from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 15th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Tilly’s from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Tilly’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, B. Riley set a $14.00 price target on shares of Tilly’s and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.00.
The company has a current ratio of 1.65, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $244.13 million, a P/E ratio of 10.34, a P/E/G ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.70. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $8.12 and its 200 day simple moving average is $10.04.
In related news, CFO Michael Henry acquired 12,795 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 3rd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $7.89 per share, with a total value of $100,952.55. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 34,290 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $270,548.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Janet Kerr sold 3,268 shares of Tilly’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.84, for a total transaction of $25,621.12. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 20,375 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $159,740. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 48.26% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TLYS. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio purchased a new position in Tilly’s in the 2nd quarter worth $29,000. Legal & General Group Plc raised its position in Tilly’s by 46.4% in the 4th quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 3,169 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $34,000 after purchasing an additional 1,004 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Tilly’s in the 2nd quarter worth $42,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in Tilly’s by 157.2% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,296 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $48,000 after purchasing an additional 2,626 shares during the period. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in Tilly’s by 403.8% in the 4th quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 5,728 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $62,000 after purchasing an additional 4,591 shares during the period. 73.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
About Tilly’s (NYSE:TLYS)
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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