J.Jill Inc (JILL) Receives $6.86 Average Target Price from Analysts

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J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $6.86.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on JILL shares. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Thursday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.75 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Wells Fargo & Co decreased their price objective on shares of J.Jill from $7.00 to $6.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on shares of J.Jill from $7.50 to $7.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 29th.

NYSE:JILL traded down $0.09 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $5.91. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,979 shares, compared to its average volume of 261,829. J.Jill has a 1 year low of $4.17 and a 1 year high of $9.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 1.69. The firm has a market cap of $262.49 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.51, a PEG ratio of 0.79 and a beta of 1.91.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 28th. The specialty retailer reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.09 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $174.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $165.64 million. J.Jill had a net margin of 7.98% and a return on equity of 18.02%. The company’s revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.13 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts predict that J.Jill will post 0.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of J.Jill by 914.6% during the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 357,157 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $2,207,000 after purchasing an additional 321,954 shares during the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P acquired a new position in shares of J.Jill during the 3rd quarter worth about $141,000. Martingale Asset Management L P raised its holdings in J.Jill by 84.3% in the 3rd quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 79,811 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $494,000 after acquiring an additional 36,500 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its holdings in J.Jill by 45.7% in the 3rd quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 189,600 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,172,000 after acquiring an additional 59,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in J.Jill by 44.0% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 985,440 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $9,203,000 after acquiring an additional 301,323 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 23.99% of the company’s stock.

J.Jill Company Profile

J.Jill, Inc operates as an Omni channel retailer 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 for misses, petites, and women.

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