J.Jill Inc (JILL) Expected to Earn Q4 2019 Earnings of $0.03 Per Share

J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group decreased their Q4 2019 earnings per share estimates for J.Jill in a research report issued on Wednesday, November 28th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Stichter now anticipates that the specialty retailer will earn $0.03 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.04. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $9.00 target price on the stock.

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. Macquarie lowered their target price on J.Jill from $7.00 to $6.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Deutsche Bank lowered their target price on J.Jill from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on J.Jill from $7.50 to $7.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday. Finally, Cowen cut J.Jill from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.25.

NYSE:JILL opened at $6.21 on Friday. J.Jill has a 12 month low of $4.17 and a 12 month high of $9.62. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18. The company has a market cap of $259.42 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.86, a PEG ratio of 0.82 and a beta of 2.23.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 28th. The specialty retailer reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.06. J.Jill had a return on equity of 18.48% and a net margin of 7.98%. The company had revenue of $174.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $165.64 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.13 EPS. J.Jill’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. AQR Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in J.Jill by 914.6% in the third quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 357,157 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $2,207,000 after acquiring an additional 321,954 shares during the last quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in J.Jill by 3.9% in the third quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 514,309 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,178,000 after acquiring an additional 19,426 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in J.Jill in the third quarter valued at approximately $440,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP lifted its holdings in J.Jill by 45.7% in the third quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 189,600 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,172,000 after acquiring an additional 59,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in J.Jill by 108.3% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 757,178 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $4,679,000 after acquiring an additional 393,668 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 23.33% of the company’s stock.

J.Jill Company Profile

J.Jill, Inc operates as an Omni channel retailer 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 for misses, petites, and women.

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Earnings History and Estimates for J.Jill (NYSE:JILL)

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