BidaskClub upgraded shares of J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

JILL has been the topic of a number of other reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $17.00 target price on J.Jill and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, May 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut J.Jill from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a buy rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of J.Jill in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $15.40.

Shares of J.Jill (JILL) traded up 3.09% during trading on Thursday, reaching $10.01. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 105,570 shares. The firm has a market cap of $437.91 million and a P/E ratio of 14.72. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $11.49 and its 200 day moving average is $12.43. J.Jill has a one year low of $9.72 and a one year high of $14.40.

J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29. J.Jill had a return on equity of 25.34% and a net margin of 4.83%. The firm had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.02 million. J.Jill’s quarterly revenue was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that J.Jill will post $0.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in JILL. UBS Oconnor LLC acquired a new stake in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at approximately $9,893,000. Point72 Asset Management L.P. acquired a new stake in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at approximately $9,192,000. Elk Creek Partners LLC acquired a new stake in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at approximately $8,242,000. Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at approximately $7,990,000. Finally, RK Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at approximately $7,173,000.

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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