News articles about J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. J.Jill earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.5245789594049 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
A number of research firms have commented on JILL. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of J.Jill in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of J.Jill in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Morgan Stanley downgraded J.Jill from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, BidaskClub raised J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.00.
J.Jill (JILL) traded up 0.72% on Friday, hitting $5.58. The stock had a trading volume of 458,571 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $8.96 and a 200-day moving average of $11.36. J.Jill has a one year low of $4.74 and a one year high of $14.40. The company has a market cap of $244.11 million and a PE ratio of 8.21.
J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29. The firm had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $179.02 million. J.Jill had a return on equity of 35.03% and a net margin of 6.61%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that J.Jill will post $0.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other J.Jill news, Director Michael A. Eck purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $9.92 per share, with a total value of $99,200.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.
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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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