J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) Trading Down 5.3%

J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) dropped 5.3% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $1.26 and last traded at $1.26, approximately 978,934 shares were traded during trading. An increase of 25% from the average daily volume of 785,481 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.33.

JILL has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 6th. Jefferies Financial Group cut J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $5.00 to $1.50 in a research report on Thursday, December 5th. Finally, ValuEngine raised J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. J.Jill currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $1.89.

The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $1.24 and a 200 day simple moving average of $1.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 0.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.95. The stock has a market cap of $61.21 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 3.11.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $166.09 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $175.43 million. J.Jill had a negative net margin of 12.66% and a positive return on equity of 5.38%. On average, equities analysts expect that J.Jill Inc will post -0.04 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of JILL. Wolverine Trading LLC acquired a new position in J.Jill in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $31,000. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. raised its holdings in J.Jill by 201.0% in the 2nd quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 38,303 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $76,000 after acquiring an additional 25,576 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its holdings in J.Jill by 308.7% in the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 81,872 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $163,000 after acquiring an additional 61,839 shares in the last quarter. Denali Advisors LLC raised its holdings in J.Jill by 136.1% in the 3rd quarter. Denali Advisors LLC now owns 125,992 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $239,000 after acquiring an additional 72,629 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its holdings in J.Jill by 4.2% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 171,576 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $341,000 after acquiring an additional 6,982 shares in the last quarter. 28.13% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About J.Jill (NYSE:JILL)

J.Jill, Inc operates as an omnichannel retailer for 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.

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