Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Changes for J.Jill (JILL)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of J.Jill (NYSE: JILL) recently:

  • 3/12/2019 – J.Jill was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 3/12/2019 – J.Jill was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 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. “
  • 3/6/2019 – J.Jill was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 3/6/2019 – J.Jill was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating.
  • 2/28/2019 – J.Jill was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $6.75 price target on the stock. 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. “
  • 2/2/2019 – J.Jill was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 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. “
  • 2/1/2019 – J.Jill was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $6.75 price target on the stock. 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. “
  • 1/25/2019 – J.Jill was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 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. “
  • 1/22/2019 – J.Jill was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $6.75 price target on the stock. 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. “
  • 1/19/2019 – J.Jill was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 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. “

Shares of J.Jill stock opened at $7.05 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 1.69. The stock has a market cap of $295.30 million, a PE ratio of 9.79, a PEG ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 1.88. J.Jill Inc has a 12 month low of $4.17 and a 12 month high of $9.62.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 6th. The specialty retailer reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $170.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $170.91 million. J.Jill had a return on equity of 15.80% and a net margin of 4.32%. The company’s revenue was down 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.13 EPS. Research analysts forecast that J.Jill Inc will post 0.69 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 19th will be given a dividend of $1.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 18th.

In other news, insider David Biese sold 171,429 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.85, for a total transaction of $1,174,288.65. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 362,329 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,481,953.65. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 9.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of JILL. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in J.Jill by 108.3% during the 3rd 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 period. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in J.Jill by 914.6% during the 3rd 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 period. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in J.Jill during the 3rd quarter valued at about $440,000. Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new stake in J.Jill during the 3rd quarter valued at about $414,000. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its holdings in J.Jill by 45.7% during the 3rd 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 period. Institutional investors own 24.96% of the company’s stock.

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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