25 hedge funds buy J.Jill, Inc. (JILL) for the first time

J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE:JILL) has made a 76.79% comeback from a 12-month low price of $4.74. It was seen 7.3% higher, changing the price to $8.38, when the closing bell rang on 02/13/2018. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $7.71 and $8.46. This company shares are 23.27% off its target price of $10.33 and the current market capitalization stands at $366.21M. The recent change has given its price a 6.09% lead over SMA 50 and -41.81% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -1.76% declines, 64.64% gains and -25.11% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found JILL’s volatility during a week at 7.59% and during a month it has been found around 4.22%.

J.Jill, Inc. (JILL) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $112 million or 93% in JILL stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Wasatch Advisors Inc owns $9.83 million in J.Jill, Inc., which represents roughly 2.68% of the company’s market cap and approximately 8.77% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Capital World Investors, which owns 1,250,000 shares of the stock are valued at $9.76 million. The third largest holder is Putnam Investments Llc, which currently holds $8.72 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 2.38% of its market capitalization.

J.Jill, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of 12/31/2017 reporting period, 62 institutional holders increased their position in J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE:JILL) by some 3,934,846 shares, 33 decreased positions by 4,033,412 and 7 held positions by 6,405,367. That puts total institutional holdings at 14,373,625 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 25 new institutional investments totaling 1,713,023 shares while 21 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 3,088,078 shares.

J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE:JILL) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. J.Jill, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that President and CEO Bennett Paula has acquired 25,000 shares of J.Jill, Inc. (JILL) in trading session dated Dec. 14, 2017. These shares are worth $182,000 and were traded at $7.28 each. The SEC filing shows that Biese David performed a purchase of 12,500 shares. The CFO added these shares by way of transaction on Dec. 14, 2017. The company’s shares were assimilated at $7.28 per share worth to an investment of some $91,000 on account of Biese David.

Director, Eck Michael A, purchased 10,000 common shares of J.Jill, Inc. (JILL) in the open market. In a transaction dated Aug. 31, 2017, the shares were bought at an average price of $9.92, giving away a sum of $99,200. After this purchase, 12,861 common shares of JILL are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $107,775.

In the transaction dated Aug. 31, 2017, the great number of shares acquired came courtesy the Director; Scully James S added a total of 25,000 shares at an average price of $9.76, amounting to approximately $244,000. The insider now directly owns 25,000 shares worth $209,500.

J.Jill, Inc. (JILL) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE:JILL), with 4 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 3 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 1 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 1.88 average brokerage recommendation.

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