Analysts Anticipate J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) Will Post Earnings of $0.06 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) to announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have made estimates for J.Jill’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.05 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.08. J.Jill reported earnings per share of $0.05 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 20%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 4th.

On average, analysts expect that J.Jill will report full year earnings of $0.21 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.18 to $0.24. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $0.35 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.27 to $0.44. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover J.Jill.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.04). J.Jill had a positive return on equity of 6.55% and a negative net margin of 11.90%. The company had revenue of $166.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $175.43 million.

Several research firms have issued reports on JILL. ValuEngine raised J.Jill from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 25th. Jefferies Financial Group cut J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $5.00 to $1.50 in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $2.57.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Wolverine Trading LLC acquired a new position in J.Jill in the second quarter valued at about $31,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the 2nd quarter valued at about $35,000. Menta Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the 2nd quarter valued at about $36,000. Brave Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of J.Jill in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $44,000. Finally, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. raised its position in shares of J.Jill by 201.0% in the 2nd quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 38,303 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock valued at $76,000 after acquiring an additional 25,576 shares during the period. 28.32% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of J.Jill stock traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $1.23. The company had a trading volume of 2,460,820 shares, compared to its average volume of 635,916. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.20. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $1.74 and a 200 day simple moving average of $1.97. J.Jill has a 1-year low of $1.15 and a 1-year high of $7.51. The company has a market capitalization of $54.17 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.74 and a beta of 3.29.

About J.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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