Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Tilly's Inc (NYSE:TLYS) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 12,570 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $151,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Tilly's by 4.2% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 14,358 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $146,000 after purchasing an additional 580 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its stake in shares of Tilly's by 1.9% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 41,820 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $424,000 after purchasing an additional 797 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Tilly's by 2.3% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 46,735 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $475,000 after purchasing an additional 1,048 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in shares of Tilly's by 3.5% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 48,839 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $496,000 after purchasing an additional 1,644 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Susquehanna International Group LLP increased its stake in shares of Tilly's by 8.8% in the second quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 40,458 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $411,000 after purchasing an additional 3,258 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 43.55% of the company’s stock.

In other Tilly's news, insider Hezy Shaked sold 30,000 shares of Tilly's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.79, for a total transaction of $353,700.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Tilly Levine sold 20,000 shares of Tilly's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.60, for a total transaction of $232,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 550,000 shares of company stock valued at $6,460,833 over the last 90 days. 50.12% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Tilly's in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Tilly's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday. Roth Capital set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Tilly's and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Tilly's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Tilly's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Tilly's presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.00.

Tilly's Inc (NYSE TLYS) traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $15.60. 222,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 199,097. Tilly's Inc has a one year low of $8.02 and a one year high of $16.57. The company has a market capitalization of $446.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.97 and a beta of -0.42.

Tilly's (NYSE:TLYS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.09. Tilly's had a net margin of 2.50% and a return on equity of 10.23%. The company had revenue of $152.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $151.44 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.22 earnings per share. Tilly's’s revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Tilly's Inc will post 0.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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