J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) major shareholder Investors Ltd. Towerbrook bought 62,507 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 19th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $1.58 per share, with a total value of $98,761.06. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Investors Ltd. Towerbrook also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, June 17th, Investors Ltd. Towerbrook bought 170,682 shares of J.Jill stock. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $1.70 per share, with a total value of $290,159.40.

Shares of JILL stock opened at $1.65 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $72.76 million, a PE ratio of 2.29, a P/E/G ratio of 0.77 and a beta of 3.06. The company has a quick ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70. J.Jill Inc has a 1-year low of $1.24 and a 1-year high of $9.62.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $176.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $179.93 million. J.Jill had a net margin of 3.37% and a return on equity of 11.98%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.29 EPS. As a group, research analysts predict that J.Jill Inc will post 0.19 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on JILL shares. Zacks Investment Research cut J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 12th. ValuEngine raised J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, March 18th. TheStreet cut J.Jill from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Thursday, April 11th. Deutsche Bank cut J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $9.00 to $1.68 in a report on Friday, May 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on J.Jill from $7.00 to $2.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.78.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY increased its stake in shares of J.Jill by 39.8% in the first quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 1,488,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $8,169,000 after buying an additional 423,800 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of J.Jill by 35.0% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,022,318 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,449,000 after buying an additional 265,140 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of J.Jill by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 973,745 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,190,000 after buying an additional 29,273 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its stake in shares of J.Jill by 8.9% in the fourth quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 709,704 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $3,783,000 after buying an additional 58,205 shares during the period. Finally, Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the first quarter valued at about $2,745,000. 34.90% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About J.Jill

J.Jill, Inc operates as an omnichannel retailer for 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.

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