J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.09 by $0.04, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $162.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $156.20 million. The business’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. J.Jill updated its Q4 guidance to $0.06-0.08 EPS.

J.Jill (JILL) opened at $6.45 on Tuesday. J.Jill has a 52 week low of $4.74 and a 52 week high of $14.40. The company has a quick ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70.

JILL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of J.Jill in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of J.Jill in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Morgan Stanley cut J.Jill from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, SunTrust Banks cut J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. J.Jill has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.00.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in J.Jill stock. California State Teachers Retirement System acquired a new position in J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE:JILL) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 20,900 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $257,000. 31.30% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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.

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