Media stories about J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. J.Jill earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.4908179968036 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of J.Jill (JILL) opened at $7.27 on Thursday. J.Jill has a 52-week low of $4.74 and a 52-week high of $14.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 1.29. The company has a market capitalization of $317.17 and a PE ratio of 9.80.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.04. J.Jill had a return on equity of 24.48% and a net margin of 4.15%. The company had revenue of $162.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $156.20 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that J.Jill will post 0.74 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on JILL. Zacks Investment Research upgraded J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of J.Jill in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. BidaskClub raised J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut J.Jill from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. J.Jill presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.00.

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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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