Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) by 5.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 903,169 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 49,552 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC owned about 2.06% of J.Jill worth $11,100,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in JILL. UBS Oconnor LLC bought a new position in shares of J.Jill during the 1st quarter worth about $9,893,000. Point72 Asset Management L.P. bought a new position in shares of J.Jill during the 1st quarter worth about $9,192,000. Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of J.Jill during the 1st quarter worth about $7,990,000. Boston Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of J.Jill during the 2nd quarter worth about $5,439,000. Finally, Spark Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of J.Jill by 136.5% during the 2nd quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 508,400 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $6,248,000 after purchasing an additional 293,408 shares in the last quarter.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on JILL. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Royal Bank Of Canada cut their price objective on shares of J.Jill from $16.00 to $14.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $15.40.

In other J.Jill news, Director Michael A. Eck acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $9.92 per share, with a total value of $99,200.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) opened at 10.62 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $464.59 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.62. The company has a 50 day moving average of $10.50 and a 200-day moving average of $12.06. J.Jill Inc has a 12-month low of $9.55 and a 12-month high of $14.40.

J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.29. J.Jill had a net margin of 6.61% and a return on equity of 35.03%. The business had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $179.02 million. The company’s revenue was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that J.Jill Inc will post $0.84 EPS for the current year.

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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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