J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) Director Michael A. Eck purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $4.53 per share, for a total transaction of $45,300.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 22,707 shares in the company, valued at $102,862.71. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.
Shares of JILL stock traded up $0.06 during trading on Friday, hitting $4.43. 758,441 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,064,587. J.Jill Inc has a 12 month low of $4.18 and a 12 month high of $14.40. The stock has a market cap of $191.18 and a PE ratio of 5.53. The company has a quick ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.63.
J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.05. J.Jill had a net margin of 7.93% and a return on equity of 24.25%. The company had revenue of $188.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.64 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.08 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that J.Jill Inc will post 0.69 earnings per share for the current year.
Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in JILL. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of J.Jill by 194.1% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 149,057 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,833,000 after purchasing an additional 98,377 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. purchased a new stake in J.Jill during the 2nd quarter valued at $2,016,000. State Street Corp purchased a new stake in J.Jill during the 2nd quarter valued at $1,378,000. California State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new stake in J.Jill during the 2nd quarter valued at $257,000. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its position in J.Jill by 85.9% during the 3rd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 45,231 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $493,000 after buying an additional 20,897 shares during the period. 23.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
J.Jill Company Profile
J.Jill, Inc (J.Jill) operates as a specialty retailer in the women’s apparel industry. J.Jill is a women’s apparel brand focused on customer in the 40-65 age segment. The Company operates an integrated omni-channel platform that is diversified across its retail stores, Website and catalogs. It operates in the retail and direct channels segment.
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