Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in shares of J.Jill Inc (NASDAQ:JILL) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 34,022 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock, valued at approximately $426,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC owned 0.08% of J.Jill at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. UBS Group AG bought a new stake in J.Jill during the first quarter worth about $121,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in J.Jill during the first quarter worth about $164,000. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd bought a new stake in J.Jill during the first quarter worth about $177,000. TD Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of J.Jill during the first quarter worth $216,000. Finally, Hellman Jordan Management Co. Inc. MA acquired a new position in shares of J.Jill during the second quarter worth $189,000.
J.Jill Inc (JILL) opened at 10.73 on Thursday. J.Jill Inc has a 12-month low of $10.65 and a 12-month high of $14.40. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $12.02 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.61. The stock has a market capitalization of $469.41 million and a PE ratio of 18.19.
J.Jill (NASDAQ:JILL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 31st. The specialty retailer reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.06. J.Jill had a return on equity of 25.34% and a net margin of 4.83%. The firm had revenue of $166.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $162.11 million. J.Jill’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that J.Jill Inc will post $0.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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JILL has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of J.Jill in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $17.00 target price on J.Jill and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.00.
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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