Press coverage about J.Jill (NYSE:JILL) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, 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 press coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 45.499044691865 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Huge Estate Sale Clothing, Jewelry , Plus much more (patch.com)
- Wellspring ‘closet’ to help job seekers dress well (gloucestertimes.com)
- Brokerages Anticipate J.Jill Inc (JILL) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $178.02 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- J.Jill, Inc. Reschedules Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2017 Earnings Conference Call (finance.yahoo.com)
JILL has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded J.Jill from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. ValuEngine downgraded J.Jill from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.80.
In related news, CFO David Biese bought 12,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $7.28 per share, for a total transaction of $91,000.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 533,758 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,885,758.24. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Paula Bennett bought 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of $7.28 per share, for a total transaction of $182,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 8.70% of the company’s stock.
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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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