Jefferies Reiterates a “Buy” Rating on JJill (JILL) and $17.0000 Target; Newfield Exploration Co Has 1.06 Sentiment

June 19, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Among 8 analysts covering J. Jill (NYSE:JILL), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. J. Jill has $18 highest and $14 lowest target. $16’s average target is 23.65% above currents $12.94 stock price. J. Jill had 9 analyst reports since April 3, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research initiated J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) on Monday, April 3 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, May 26. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 3 by Suntrust Robinson. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, April 3 by Jefferies. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, April 3. As per Monday, April 3, the company rating was initiated by Bank of America. The rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Monday, April 3. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, April 3. RBC Capital Markets initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $16 target in Monday, April 3 report.

Newfield Exploration Company is an independent exploration and production company. The company has market cap of $5.83 billion. It is engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s operating divisions are the United States and China.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Newfield Expl’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Newfield Expl, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. NFX was included in 6 notes of analysts from August 29, 2016. The stock of Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 10 by Societe Generale. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 4 report. Morgan Stanley initiated the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, October 31 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 4 by Bank of America. The rating was initiated by Williams Capital Group with “Buy” on Monday, August 29. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 17 by Jefferies.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 insider sales for $2.08 million activity.

Analysts await Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.45 EPS, up 40.63% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.32 per share. NFX’s profit will be $89.45 million for 16.29 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.57 actual EPS reported by Newfield Exploration Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.05% negative EPS growth.

Jvl Advisors L.L.C. holds 5.42% of its portfolio in Newfield Exploration Co. for 703,046 shares. Conatus Capital Management Lp owns 1.71 million shares or 5.1% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mitchell Group Inc has 4.93% invested in the company for 1.02 million shares. The New York-based Peconic Partners Llc has invested 4.53% in the stock. Southernsun Asset Management Llc, a Tennessee-based fund reported 3.95 million shares.

The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.08 on June 16, reaching $29.33. About shares traded. Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX) has declined 13.04% since June 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.74% the S&P500.

J.Jill, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer in the women’s apparel industry. The company has market cap of $556.21 million. J.Jill is a women’s apparel brand focused on customer in the 40-65 age segment. It has a 21.74 P/E ratio. The Firm operates an integrated omni-channel platform that is diversified across its retail stores, Website and catalogs.

The stock decreased 1.75% or $0.23 on June 16, reaching $12.94. About shares traded. J.Jill Inc (NYSE:JILL) has 0.00% since June 19, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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