J.Jill (JILL) Trading Up 8.5%

J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) was up 8.5% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $4.88 and last traded at $4.87. Approximately 855,644 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 35% from the average daily volume of 635,391 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.49.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on JILL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Cowen set a $7.00 target price on shares of J.Jill and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Deutsche Bank decreased their target price on shares of J.Jill from $15.00 to $5.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $8.00 target price (down previously from $11.00) on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Friday, March 16th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Friday, March 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.57.

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The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.63, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a current ratio of 1.27. The stock has a market cap of $213.05 and a P/E ratio of 6.08.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 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 posted $0.08 earnings per share. J.Jill’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that J.Jill Inc will post 0.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Michael A. Eck purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $4.53 per share, with a total value of $45,300.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 22,707 shares in the company, valued at approximately $102,862.71. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 8.70% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Two Sigma Advisers LP purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill in the fourth quarter worth $100,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill in the fourth quarter worth $114,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 455.6% in the fourth quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 17,934 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 14,706 shares during the last quarter. Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill in the fourth quarter worth $140,000. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill in the second quarter worth $257,000. 23.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About J.Jill

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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