J.Jill (JILL) Earns Daily News Impact Score of -0.02

Press coverage about J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) has been trending somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. J.Jill earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.3643702645104 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

J.Jill (JILL) traded up $0.40 during trading on Friday, reaching $5.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 529,437 shares, compared to its average volume of 419,565. The company has a quick ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70. J.Jill has a one year low of $4.74 and a one year high of $14.40.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 29th. The specialty retailer reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.29. The company had revenue of $181.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $179.02 million. J.Jill’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that J.Jill will post 0.71 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of J.Jill in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Morgan Stanley downgraded J.Jill from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $13.00 price objective on J.Jill and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. downgraded J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. J.Jill currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.00.

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In related news, Director Michael A. Eck purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was bought at an average price of $9.92 per share, with a total value of $99,200.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 8.70% of the company’s stock.

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.

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