J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) had its target price lowered by Deutsche Bank from $15.00 to $5.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the specialty retailer’s stock.

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Cowen set a $7.00 price target on J.Jill and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an equal weight rating and issued a $8.00 price target (down previously from $11.00) on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Friday, March 16th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Friday, March 16th. SunTrust Banks set a $5.00 price target on J.Jill and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered J.Jill from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. J.Jill has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $10.10.

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J.Jill stock opened at $4.37 on Monday. J.Jill has a 12 month low of $4.18 and a 12 month high of $14.40. The company has a current ratio of 1.27, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $186.37 and a PE ratio of 5.39.

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

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. J. Goldman & Co LP raised its position 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 valued at $3,510,000 after purchasing an additional 315,000 shares in the last quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill in the 4th quarter valued at about $826,000. Two Sigma Advisers LP purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill in the 4th quarter valued at about $100,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 56.4% in the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 96,036 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $749,000 after acquiring an additional 34,629 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill in the 4th quarter valued at about $253,000. 23.97% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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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