UBS Oconnor LLC cut its stake in shares of J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) by 78.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 150,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after selling 551,600 shares during the quarter. UBS Oconnor LLC owned approximately 0.34% of J.Jill worth $1,844,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. UBS Group AG bought a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the second quarter valued at approximately $135,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the first quarter valued at approximately $164,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC purchased a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the second quarter valued at approximately $168,000. Finally, Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the first quarter valued at approximately $177,000.

In other J.Jill news, Director Michael A. Eck purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was bought at an average price of $9.92 per share, with a total value of $99,200.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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Shares of J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) traded down 1.38% during trading on Monday, reaching $10.74. 42,047 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $10.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.23. J.Jill Inc has a 52 week low of $9.55 and a 52 week high of $14.40. The company has a market capitalization of $469.84 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.79.

J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29. J.Jill had a net margin of 6.61% and a return on equity of 35.03%. The firm had revenue of $181.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.02 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that J.Jill Inc will post $0.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on JILL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. BidaskClub raised J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their target price on J.Jill from $16.00 to $14.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of J.Jill in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $15.40.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL)

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