J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) Director P. Kelly Mooney acquired 16,850 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $1.49 per share, with a total value of $25,106.50. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,398.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

JILL traded down $0.09 during trading on Friday, hitting $1.57. 5,856 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,729,884. The firm has a market cap of $71.44 million, a P/E ratio of 2.21, a PEG ratio of 0.76 and a beta of 3.06. J.Jill Inc has a one year low of $1.24 and a one year high of $9.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 0.97.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.07). J.Jill had a return on equity of 11.98% and a net margin of 3.37%. The firm had revenue of $176.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.93 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that J.Jill Inc will post 0.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in J.Jill by 38.8% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 23,810 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $127,000 after acquiring an additional 6,650 shares during the period. Cigna Investments Inc. New purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the 4th quarter valued at about $74,000. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in J.Jill by 8.9% in the 4th quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 709,704 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $3,783,000 after purchasing an additional 58,205 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its holdings in J.Jill by 18.7% in the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 25,236 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $135,000 after purchasing an additional 3,975 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 22.5% during the 4th quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 235,222 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $1,253,000 after acquiring an additional 43,147 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 34.90% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. TheStreet upgraded shares of J.Jill from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 6th. Bank of America downgraded shares of J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $2.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, May 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of J.Jill from $7.00 to $2.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. J.Jill presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.78.

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J.Jill Company Profile

J.Jill, Inc operates as an omnichannel retailer for women's apparel under the J.Jill brand name in the United States. The company offers knit and woven tops, bottoms, and dresses, as well as sweaters and outerwear; and complementary footwear and accessories, including scarves, jewelry, and hosiery.

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