J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “J.Jill, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of womens apparel. The Company offers sweaters, tops, pants, dresses, shorts, skirts, sleepwear and accessories. It markets through retail stores, website and catalog. J.Jill, Inc. is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. “

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on JILL. Jefferies Group LLC set a $17.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

J.Jill (JILL) traded up 0.79% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $11.52. The company had a trading volume of 169,616 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $503.97 million and a PE ratio of 19.53. The company has a 50 day moving average of $12.29 and a 200 day moving average of $12.72. J.Jill has a 1-year low of $10.94 and a 1-year high of $14.40.

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

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new position in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $1,094,000. MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd purchased a new position in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $1,094,000. Monashee Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $2,848,000. Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new position in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $935,000. Finally, Elk Creek Partners LLC purchased a new position in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $8,242,000.

J.Jill Company Profile

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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