Wall Street brokerages expect J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) to report $178.65 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for J.Jill’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $177.15 million and the highest estimate coming in at $181.40 million. J.Jill posted sales of $179.71 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 0.6%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that J.Jill will report full year sales of $698.68 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $696.00 million to $701.58 million. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post sales of $714.49 million, with estimates ranging from $711.39 million to $720.88 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for J.Jill.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 30th. The specialty retailer reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.07). J.Jill had a net margin of 3.37% and a return on equity of 11.98%. The company had revenue of $176.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $179.93 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.29 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on JILL shares. ValuEngine lowered J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Morgan Stanley decreased their price target on 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. Bank of America lowered 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. Deutsche Bank lowered J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $9.00 to $1.68 in a research report on Friday, May 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. J.Jill presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.78.

Shares of JILL stock remained flat at $$1.63 during trading hours on Monday. The stock had a trading volume of 200 shares, compared to its average volume of 348,079. J.Jill has a 52 week low of $1.24 and a 52 week high of $8.79. The company has a market cap of $72.32 million, a P/E ratio of 2.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 3.34. The company’s 50 day moving average is $2.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.70, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a current ratio of 0.97.

In other news, major shareholder Investors Ltd. Towerbrook acquired 29,105 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 3rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $2.00 per share, for a total transaction of $58,210.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director P. Kelly Mooney acquired 16,850 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $1.49 per share, for a total transaction of $25,106.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,650 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,398.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 927,667 shares of company stock worth $1,560,939. 6.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY bought a new position in J.Jill in the 1st quarter valued at $2,745,000. Denali Advisors LLC boosted its position in J.Jill by 235.2% in the 2nd quarter. Denali Advisors LLC now owns 53,363 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 37,445 shares during the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA boosted its position in J.Jill by 32.1% in the 1st quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 85,822 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $471,000 after buying an additional 20,870 shares during the last quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY boosted its position in J.Jill by 39.8% in the 1st quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY now owns 1,488,000 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $8,169,000 after buying an additional 423,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in J.Jill by 3.1% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 973,745 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $5,190,000 after buying an additional 29,273 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 33.23% of the company’s stock.

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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