J.Jill Inc (JILL) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.09 Per Share
Equities research analysts expect J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) to report $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have made estimates for J.Jill’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.08 and the highest is $0.10. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, December 5th.
On average, analysts expect that J.Jill will report full-year earnings of $0.71 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.68 to $0.75. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $0.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.54 to $0.91. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for J.Jill.
J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29. J.Jill had a net margin of 6.61% and a return on equity of 35.03%. The company had revenue of $181.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $179.02 million. The business’s revenue was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on JILL shares. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their target price on shares of J.Jill from $16.00 to $14.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. lowered shares of J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of J.Jill from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.00.
In other news, Director Michael A. Eck purchased 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $9.92 per share, with a total value of $99,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new position in J.Jill in the 1st quarter valued at about $1,445,000. Boston Partners purchased a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the 2nd quarter worth about $3,069,000. Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP grew its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 19.4% during the 2nd quarter. Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP now owns 1,053,931 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $12,953,000 after purchasing an additional 171,431 shares during the period. Tributary Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the 3rd quarter worth about $10,036,000. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 5.8% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 903,169 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $11,100,000 after purchasing an additional 49,552 shares during the period.
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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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