Press coverage about J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. J.Jill earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.7769379329724 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate J.Jill Inc (JILL) to Announce $0.19 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Downgrades J.Jill (JILL) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head-To-Head Contrast: Cherokee (CHKE) vs. J.Jill (JILL) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Cherokee (CHKE) versus J.Jill (JILL) Head-To-Head Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head to Head Survey: J.Jill (JILL) & Cherokee (CHKE) (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. SunTrust Banks set a $5.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a report on Friday, March 16th. Deutsche Bank dropped their price objective on shares of J.Jill from $15.00 to $5.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, March 19th. Finally, Cowen set a $7.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. J.Jill currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.57.
J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $188.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.64 million. J.Jill had a net margin of 7.93% and a return on equity of 24.25%. J.Jill’s quarterly revenue was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.08 EPS. research analysts expect that J.Jill will post 0.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director Michael A. Eck bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 21st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $4.53 per share, with a total value of $45,300.00. Following the purchase, the director now 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 the SEC website. 8.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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