Insider Buying: J.Jill Inc (JILL) CFO Acquires $91,000.00 in Stock

J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) CFO David Biese acquired 12,500 shares of J.Jill stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $7.28 per share, with a total value of $91,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 533,758 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,885,758.24. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of J.Jill Inc (JILL) opened at $7.46 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 0.55. J.Jill Inc has a 1-year low of $4.74 and a 1-year high of $14.40. The company has a market capitalization of $326.36 and a P/E ratio of 10.08.

J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December 5th. The specialty retailer reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.04. J.Jill had a return on equity of 23.68% and a net margin of 4.15%. The company had revenue of $162.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $156.20 million. J.Jill’s revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that J.Jill Inc will post 0.74 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in J.Jill in the second quarter valued at approximately $110,000. B. Riley Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in J.Jill in the third quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in J.Jill in the second quarter valued at approximately $135,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC acquired a new stake in J.Jill in the second quarter valued at approximately $168,000. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in J.Jill in the second quarter valued at approximately $248,000. 31.31% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

JILL has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Jefferies Group set a $13.00 price target on J.Jill and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Morgan Stanley cut J.Jill from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. SunTrust Banks cut J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded J.Jill from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.00.

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About J.Jill

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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