$0.10 EPS Expected for J.Jill Inc (JILL) This Quarter

Wall Street brokerages expect that J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) will announce $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for J.Jill’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.09 and the highest is $0.11. J.Jill posted earnings per share of $0.13 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 23.1%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 4th.

On average, analysts expect that J.Jill will report full year earnings of $0.68 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.62 to $0.73. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $0.72 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.56 to $0.85. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover J.Jill.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 21st. The specialty retailer reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. J.Jill had a net margin of 8.02% and a return on equity of 19.70%. The firm had revenue of $179.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.46 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.29 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research firms have weighed in on JILL. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 5th. TheStreet lowered shares of J.Jill from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, September 10th. Deutsche Bank lowered their target price on shares of J.Jill from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Cowen lowered shares of J.Jill from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 21st. Finally, Macquarie lowered their target price on shares of J.Jill from $7.00 to $6.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.81.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in JILL. Deutsche Bank AG boosted its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 182.2% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 35,103 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $273,000 after acquiring an additional 22,663 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new position in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter valued at $252,000. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter valued at $287,000. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 343.4% during the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 229,944 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,017,000 after acquiring an additional 178,084 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 34.1% during the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 55,441 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $246,000 after acquiring an additional 14,104 shares during the period. 23.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

JILL stock traded down $0.13 during trading on Monday, hitting $5.98. 264,000 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 554,305. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25, a current ratio of 1.49 and a quick ratio of 0.65. J.Jill has a 52 week low of $4.17 and a 52 week high of $11.19. The firm has a market cap of $269.14 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.73, a PEG ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 2.36.

About J.Jill

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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