J.Jill Inc (JILL) Director Acquires $99,200.00 in Stock

J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) Director Michael A. Eck acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $9.92 per share, with a total value of $99,200.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) traded up 3.74% during trading on Friday, reaching $10.83. 724,741 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $473.78 million and a PE ratio of 15.93. J.Jill Inc has a 12 month low of $9.55 and a 12 month high of $14.40. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $10.83 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.26.

J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29. The business had revenue of $181.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $179.02 million. J.Jill had a net margin of 6.61% and a return on equity of 35.03%. J.Jill’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that J.Jill Inc will post $0.84 EPS for the current year.

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A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on JILL shares. Royal Bank Of Canada cut their price objective on shares of J.Jill from $16.00 to $14.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. BidaskClub raised shares of J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, June 5th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. J.Jill has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $15.40.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in J.Jill during the second quarter valued at approximately $110,000. UBS Group AG bought a new position in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new position in J.Jill during the second quarter valued at approximately $135,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at approximately $164,000. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in J.Jill during the second quarter valued at approximately $168,000.

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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