J.Jill Inc (JILL) Holdings Lifted by Strs Ohio

Strs Ohio raised its holdings in J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) by 64.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 103,600 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 40,700 shares during the period. Strs Ohio owned about 0.24% of J.Jill worth $640,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new position in J.Jill in the second quarter valued at about $102,000. First Trust Advisors LP acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter valued at about $125,000. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter valued at about $160,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $133,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter valued at about $139,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 23.29% of the company’s stock.

Shares of JILL stock opened at $5.68 on Friday. J.Jill Inc has a 12 month low of $4.17 and a 12 month high of $9.62. The stock has a market cap of $235.80 million, a PE ratio of 7.19, a PEG ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 2.23. The company has a current ratio of 1.65, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.18.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 21st. The specialty retailer reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $179.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.46 million. J.Jill had a return on equity of 18.90% and a net margin of 8.02%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.29 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that J.Jill Inc will post 0.68 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. ValuEngine lowered J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 24th. TheStreet lowered J.Jill from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Monday, September 10th. Macquarie cut their price target on J.Jill from $7.00 to $6.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut their price target on J.Jill from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.07.

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J.Jill Profile

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.

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