J.Jill Inc (JILL) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research
Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday morning. They currently have $11.00 price target on the specialty retailer’s stock.
According to Zacks, “J.Jill, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of womens apparel. The Company offers sweaters, tops, pants, dresses, shorts, skirts, sleepwear and accessories. It markets through retail stores, website and catalog. J.Jill, Inc. is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. “
Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on JILL. Jefferies Group LLC set a $17.00 price objective on J.Jill and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. J.Jill has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $15.40.
Shares of J.Jill (JILL) opened at 10.21 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $11.43 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.41. The company has a market capitalization of $446.66 million and a PE ratio of 15.01. J.Jill has a 1-year low of $9.72 and a 1-year high of $14.40.
J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.29. J.Jill had a return on equity of 25.34% and a net margin of 4.83%. The company had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.02 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that J.Jill will post $0.86 EPS for the current year.
In other news, Director Michael A. Eck bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $9.92 per share, with a total value of $99,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. UBS Group AG purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $121,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter valued at about $110,000. Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter valued at about $135,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $164,000. Finally, Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $177,000.
J.Jill Company Profile
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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