J.Jill Inc (JILL) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $15.67.

A number of analysts have commented on JILL shares. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of J.Jill in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of J.Jill from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, SunTrust Banks lowered shares of J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in JILL. B. Riley Financial Inc. bought a new position in J.Jill in the 3rd quarter valued at about $109,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in J.Jill in the 2nd quarter valued at about $110,000. UBS Group AG bought a new position in J.Jill in the 1st quarter valued at about $121,000. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new position in J.Jill in the 2nd quarter valued at about $135,000. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in J.Jill in the 2nd quarter valued at about $168,000. 31.30% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) opened at $7.27 on Monday. J.Jill has a 1-year low of $4.74 and a 1-year high of $14.40. The company has a market cap of $318.05 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.82. The company has a current ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.04. J.Jill had a net margin of 4.15% and a return on equity of 24.48%. The business had revenue of $162.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $156.20 million. The business’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that J.Jill will post 0.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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.

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