Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY raised its holdings in J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) by 75.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 70,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY owned 0.16% of J.Jill worth $654,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of JILL. Two Sigma Advisers LP acquired a new position in J.Jill in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $100,000. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new position in J.Jill in the second quarter valued at approximately $102,000. First Trust Advisors LP acquired a new position in J.Jill in the second quarter valued at approximately $125,000. Hodges Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in J.Jill in the first quarter valued at approximately $130,000. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lifted its stake in J.Jill by 2,403.1% in the first quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 29,712 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 28,525 shares during the period. 16.91% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:JILL opened at $8.29 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25. J.Jill Inc has a twelve month low of $4.17 and a twelve month high of $12.21. The company has a market cap of $373.29 million, a PE ratio of 10.49, a PEG ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 3.14.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.10. J.Jill had a return on equity of 21.84% and a net margin of 8.21%. The company had revenue of $181.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $160.70 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.24 earnings per share. J.Jill’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that J.Jill Inc will post 0.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have issued reports on JILL. Zacks Investment Research raised J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, June 5th. TheStreet raised J.Jill from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, ValuEngine lowered J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.57.

About J.Jill

J.Jill, Inc operates as an Omni channel retailer 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 for misses, petites, and women.

Featured Story: Using the New Google Finance Tool

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding JILL? Visit HoldingsChannel.com to get the latest 13F filings and insider trades for J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for J.Jill (NYSE:JILL)

Receive News & Ratings for J.Jill Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for J.Jill and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.