Shares of J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) gapped down prior to trading on Wednesday after Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price target on the stock from $16.00 to $14.00. The stock had previously closed at $9.51, but opened at $9.88. Royal Bank Of Canada currently has an outperform rating on the stock. J.Jill shares last traded at $10.25, with a volume of 540,035 shares traded.

Other equities analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $17.00 price target on J.Jill and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $15.80.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter valued at approximately $110,000. UBS Group AG bought a new position in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $121,000. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new position in J.Jill during the second quarter valued at about $135,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $164,000. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in J.Jill during the second quarter valued at about $168,000.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.70 and its 200-day moving average is $12.50. The company has a market cap of $451.47 million and a P/E ratio of 17.49.

J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29. J.Jill had a return on equity of 25.34% and a net margin of 4.83%. The business had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.02 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that J.Jill Inc will post $0.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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