Shares of J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $4.45.

JILL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Zuora from $22.00 to $16.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 31st. Bank of America set a $77.00 price target on shares of Zscaler and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Icon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 30th. Deutsche Bank cut shares of J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the company from $9.00 to $1.68 in a research report on Friday, May 31st. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Vince from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 11th.

In related news, insider Brian Beitler acquired 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 25th. The shares were bought at an average price of $1.70 per share, with a total value of $42,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 15,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $25,500. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Investors Ltd. Towerbrook acquired 29,105 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 3rd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.00 per share, for a total transaction of $58,210.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 927,667 shares of company stock worth $1,560,939 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 6.20% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the 2nd quarter worth about $35,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the 1st quarter worth about $55,000. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the 4th quarter worth about $66,000. Denali Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 2,148.3% in the 1st quarter. Denali Advisors LLC now owns 15,918 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $87,000 after acquiring an additional 15,210 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cigna Investments Inc. New raised its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 34.4% in the 1st quarter. Cigna Investments Inc. New now owns 18,608 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $102,000 after acquiring an additional 4,762 shares during the last quarter. 34.88% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

JILL traded up $0.09 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $2.39. 510,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 780,218. The company has a quick ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $101.43 million, a PE ratio of 3.32, a PEG ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 3.33. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $1.90. J.Jill has a 12 month low of $1.24 and a 12 month high of $9.06.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.07). The firm had revenue of $176.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $179.93 million. J.Jill had a net margin of 3.37% and a return on equity of 11.98%. The business’s revenue was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.29 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that J.Jill will post 0.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

J.Jill Company Profile

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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