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Has J.Jill (JILL) Outpaced Other Retail-Wholesale Stocks This Year?

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The Retail-Wholesale group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Has J.Jill (JILL - Free Report) been one of those stocks this year? Let's take a closer look at the stock's year-to-date performance to find out.

J.Jill is a member of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group includes 214 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #9. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different sector groups. The average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups is measured, and the sectors are listed from best to worst.

The Zacks Rank is a proven system that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions, highlighting a variety of stocks that are displaying the right characteristics to beat the market over the next one to three months. JILL is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for JILL's full-year earnings has moved 11.52% higher. This is a sign of improving analyst sentiment and a positive earnings outlook trend.

According to our latest data, JILL has moved about 6.03% on a year-to-date basis. Meanwhile, stocks in the Retail-Wholesale group have gained about 14.64% on average. This means that J.Jill is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

To break things down more, JILL belongs to the Retail - Apparel and Shoes industry, a group that includes 33 individual companies and currently sits at #117 in the Zacks Industry Rank. Stocks in this group have gained about 1.68% so far this year, so JILL is performing better this group in terms of year-to-date returns.

JILL will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.




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