J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29, Bloomberg Earnings reports. J.Jill had a return on equity of 25.34% and a net margin of 4.83%. The firm had revenue of $181.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $179.02 million. J.Jill’s quarterly revenue was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. J.Jill updated its Q3 guidance to $0.18-0.20 EPS and its FY18 guidance to $0.81-0.85 EPS.

J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) opened at 11.73 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $513.15 million and a PE ratio of 19.88. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $11.70 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.50. J.Jill has a 52-week low of $9.89 and a 52-week high of $14.40.

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JILL has been the subject of several recent research reports. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of J.Jill in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target on shares of J.Jill in a report on Thursday, May 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, June 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in JILL. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter worth approximately $738,000. California State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter worth approximately $257,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter worth approximately $110,000. State Street Corp purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter worth approximately $1,378,000. Finally, Western Standard LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter worth approximately $597,000.

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. It operates in the retail and direct channels segment.

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