J.Jill (JILL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
News articles about J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. J.Jill earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.2367829653267 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of J.Jill (NASDAQ JILL) traded down 1.98% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $10.89. The stock had a trading volume of 140,453 shares. The company has a market cap of $476.40 million and a PE ratio of 16.01. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $10.74 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.23. J.Jill has a 52-week low of $9.55 and a 52-week high of $14.40.
J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29. The firm had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.02 million. J.Jill had a return on equity of 35.03% and a net margin of 6.61%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that J.Jill will post $0.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
JILL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price target on J.Jill from $16.00 to $14.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. BidaskClub raised J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of J.Jill in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised 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. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. J.Jill has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.40.
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In related news, Director Michael A. Eck bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $9.92 per share, for a total transaction of $99,200.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
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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