Shares of J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $16.00.

JILL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $17.00 target price on J.Jill and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, June 5th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of J.Jill in a report on Thursday, May 25th.

J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) opened at 11.43 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $12.42 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.75. The firm has a market cap of $500.03 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.37. J.Jill has a 52 week low of $10.94 and a 52 week high of $14.40.

J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.06. J.Jill had a return on equity of 25.34% and a net margin of 4.83%. The business had revenue of $166.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.11 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that J.Jill will post $0.84 EPS for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of JILL. UBS Group AG purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter worth $121,000. Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter worth $135,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter worth $164,000. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter worth $177,000. Finally, Hellman Jordan Management Co. Inc. MA purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter worth $189,000.

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. It operates in the retail and direct channels segment.

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