J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) was down 5.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $1.26 and last traded at $1.26, approximately 978,934 shares were traded during mid-day trading. An increase of 25% from the average daily volume of 785,481 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.33.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on JILL shares. Jefferies Financial Group cut J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $5.00 to $1.50 in a report on Thursday, December 5th. ValuEngine upgraded J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $1.89.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 5.95, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.39. The firm has a market cap of $61.21 million, a PE ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 3.11. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $1.24 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $1.75.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by ($0.04). J.Jill had a negative net margin of 12.66% and a positive return on equity of 5.38%. The business had revenue of $166.09 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $175.43 million. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that J.Jill Inc will post -0.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 74.2% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 960,041 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $1,911,000 after buying an additional 408,992 shares in the last quarter. Jefferies Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter valued at $759,000. State Street Corp grew its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 16.6% during the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 301,142 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $572,000 after buying an additional 42,878 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 1,857.0% during the third quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 293,544 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $557,000 after buying an additional 278,544 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Millennium Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of J.Jill by 1,158.9% during the third quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 211,208 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $401,000 after buying an additional 194,431 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 28.13% of the company’s stock.

J.Jill Company Profile (NYSE:JILL)

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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