J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) Director Acquires $45,300.00 in Stock

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J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) Director Michael A. Eck purchased 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $1.51 per share, for a total transaction of $45,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 65,066 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $98,249.66. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

NYSE JILL traded up $0.11 on Wednesday, hitting $1.62. 1,082,724 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 720,555. The company has a current ratio of 1.70, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11. The company has a market cap of $65.43 million, a PE ratio of 2.25, a PEG ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 3.08. J.Jill Inc has a twelve month low of $1.24 and a twelve month high of $9.62.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.07). J.Jill had a net margin of 3.37% and a return on equity of 11.39%. The business had revenue of $176.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.93 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.29 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Research analysts forecast that J.Jill Inc will post 0.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY grew its stake in J.Jill by 39.8% during the 1st quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 1,488,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $8,169,000 after acquiring an additional 423,800 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in J.Jill by 35.7% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,386,981 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $7,615,000 after acquiring an additional 364,663 shares in the last quarter. J. Goldman & Co LP grew its stake in J.Jill by 228.1% during the 1st quarter. J. Goldman & Co LP now owns 1,008,985 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,539,000 after acquiring an additional 701,487 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in J.Jill by 2.8% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,000,688 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,494,000 after acquiring an additional 26,943 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in J.Jill by 8.9% during the 4th quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 709,704 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,783,000 after acquiring an additional 58,205 shares in the last quarter. 34.90% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. Deutsche Bank downgraded J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $9.00 to $1.68 in a report on Friday, May 31st. Bank of America downgraded J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $2.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Friday, May 31st. ValuEngine upgraded J.Jill from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 24th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded J.Jill from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Thursday, April 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.78.

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About J.Jill

J.Jill, Inc operates as an omnichannel retailer for women's apparel under the J.Jill brand name in the United States. The company offers knit and woven tops, bottoms, and dresses, as well as sweaters and outerwear; and complementary footwear and accessories, including scarves, jewelry, and hosiery.

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