J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) Director Travis Nelson acquired 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $5.00 per share, with a total value of $500,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of J.Jill stock opened at $4.90 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $213.05 and a P/E ratio of 6.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.63. J.Jill Inc has a fifty-two week low of $4.17 and a fifty-two week high of $14.09.

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J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $188.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $179.64 million. J.Jill had a net margin of 7.93% and a return on equity of 24.25%. J.Jill’s quarterly revenue was up 13.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.08 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that J.Jill Inc will post 0.69 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of J.Jill from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Deutsche Bank cut their price objective on shares of J.Jill from $15.00 to $5.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, March 19th. SunTrust Banks set a $5.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, Cowen set a $7.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. J.Jill currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.57.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Wasatch Advisors Inc. bought a new position in J.Jill in the 4th quarter worth $9,814,000. Tributary Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in J.Jill by 2.0% in the 4th quarter. Tributary Capital Management LLC now owns 939,767 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $7,330,000 after buying an additional 18,149 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in J.Jill by 3.0% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 675,847 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,273,000 after buying an additional 19,690 shares during the period. Boston Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in J.Jill by 47.8% in the 4th quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 653,300 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $5,096,000 after buying an additional 211,310 shares during the period. Finally, J. Goldman & Co LP boosted its holdings in J.Jill by 233.3% in the 4th quarter. J. Goldman & Co LP now owns 450,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,510,000 after buying an additional 315,000 shares during the period. 24.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About J.Jill

J.Jill, Inc operates as a specialty retailer of women's apparel under the J.Jill brand in the United States. It 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, petite, and women.

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