J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their Q1 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for J.Jill in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Jefferies Group analyst R. Konik now anticipates that the specialty retailer will earn $0.19 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.23. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for J.Jill’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.31 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.15 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.17 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.85 EPS.
J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $188.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.64 million. J.Jill had a return on equity of 24.25% and a net margin of 7.93%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.08 EPS.
Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. ValuEngine cut J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $8.00 target price (down previously from $11.00) on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Friday. SunTrust Banks set a $5.00 target price on J.Jill and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank dropped their target price on J.Jill from $15.00 to $5.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.10.
Shares of J.Jill stock traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $4.36. The company had a trading volume of 418,538 shares, compared to its average volume of 571,209. The firm has a market cap of $194.68 and a PE ratio of 5.63. J.Jill has a 1 year low of $4.18 and a 1 year high of $14.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 0.48.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. J. Goldman & Co LP increased its position in J.Jill by 233.3% during the 4th quarter. J. Goldman & Co LP now owns 450,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,510,000 after purchasing an additional 315,000 shares during the period. Two Sigma Investments LP purchased a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the 4th quarter worth approximately $826,000. Two Sigma Advisers LP purchased a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the 4th quarter worth approximately $100,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of J.Jill by 56.4% during the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 96,036 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $749,000 after acquiring an additional 34,629 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the 4th quarter worth approximately $253,000. Institutional investors own 23.97% of the company’s stock.
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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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