J.Jill (JILL) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

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. “

Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Morgan Stanley cut J.Jill from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. SunTrust Banks cut J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, BidaskClub raised J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.00.

Shares of J.Jill (NYSE JILL) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $6.86. The company had a trading volume of 375,083 shares, compared to its average volume of 446,865. J.Jill has a 1 year low of $4.74 and a 1 year 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.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $162.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $156.20 million. J.Jill’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that J.Jill will post 0.72 EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in JILL. Tributary Capital Management LLC bought a new position in J.Jill during the 3rd quarter worth $10,036,000. Numeric Investors LLC bought a new position in J.Jill during the 2nd quarter worth $6,038,000. Boston Partners bought a new position in J.Jill during the 2nd quarter worth $3,069,000. RK Capital Management LLC increased its stake in J.Jill by 94.1% during the 3rd quarter. RK Capital Management LLC now owns 499,094 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,435,000 after acquiring an additional 241,927 shares during the period. Finally, Alyeska Investment Group L.P. increased its stake in J.Jill by 43.5% during the 3rd quarter. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. now owns 732,199 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,974,000 after acquiring an additional 221,879 shares during the period. 31.30% of the stock is 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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