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Jefferies Financial Group (JEF) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-0.25 (-0.53%)
(As of 05/20/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
960,949 shs
Average Volume
939,944 shs
Market Capitalization
$9.98 billion
P/E Ratio
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Price Target

Jefferies Financial Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
3.00 Rating Score
6.5% Downside
$44.00 Price Target
Short Interest
1.28% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.61mentions of Jefferies Financial Group in the last 14 days
Based on 16 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$67.80 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $3.40 to $4.39 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.41 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

164th out of 852 stocks

Security Brokers & Dealers Industry

7th out of 25 stocks

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About Jefferies Financial Group Stock (NYSE:JEF)

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. operates as an investment banking and capital markets firm in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Investment Banking and Capital Markets, and Asset Management. It provides investment banking, advisory services with respect to mergers or acquisitions, debt financing, restructurings or recapitalizations, and private capital advisory transactions; underwriting and placement services related to corporate debt, municipal bonds, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, equity and equity-linked securities, and loan syndication services; and corporate lending services. The company also offers financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services; equities research, sales, and trading services; wealth management services; and online foreign exchange trading services. In addition, it provides investment grade distressed debt securities, U.S. and European government and agency securities, municipal bonds, leveraged loans, emerging markets debt, and interest rate and credit index derivative products; and manages and offers services to a diverse group of alternative asset management platforms across a spectrum of investment strategies and asset classes. The company was formerly known as Leucadia National Corporation and changed its name to Jefferies Financial Group Inc. in May 2018. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

JEF Stock Price History

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Security brokers & dealers
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
3 Analysts


Net Income
$277.69 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.70 billion
Cash Flow
$1.81 per share
Book Value
$46.58 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$9.98 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Joseph Saul SteinbergMr. Joseph Saul Steinberg (Age 79)
    Co-Founder & Chairman
    Comp: $1.31M
  • Mr. Richard Brian Handler (Age 63)
    CEO & Director
    Comp: $9.83M
  • Mr. Brian Paul Friedman CPAMr. Brian Paul Friedman CPA (Age 68)
    J.D., President & Director
    Comp: $9.44M
  • Mr. Matthew Scott Larson (Age 51)
    Executive VP, CFO & Principal Financial Officer
    Comp: $3.01M
  • Mr. Mark L. Cagno (Age 54)
    MD, Global Controller & Principal Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Michael J. Sharp J.D. (Age 68)
    Executive VP & General Counsel
    Comp: $5.01M
  • Mr. Jun Wu
    Head of Health-Care Coverage - Asia
  • Mr. Peter Colwell
    Global Head of Industrial, Energy & Infrastructure Banking
  • Ulrich Boeckmann
    MD and Head of Coverage for Germany, Austria & Switzerland
  • Mr. Oliver Diehl
    MD & Continental European Head of Equity Capital Markets

JEF Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Jefferies Financial Group stock right now?

3 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Jefferies Financial Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating, 1 buy rating and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" JEF shares.
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What is Jefferies Financial Group's stock price target for 2024?

3 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Jefferies Financial Group's shares. Their JEF share price targets range from $36.00 to $56.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $44.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.5%.
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How have JEF shares performed in 2024?

Jefferies Financial Group's stock was trading at $40.41 at the start of the year. Since then, JEF shares have increased by 16.5% and is now trading at $47.07.
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When is Jefferies Financial Group's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, June 25th 2024.
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How were Jefferies Financial Group's earnings last quarter?

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, March, 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.87 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.11. The financial services provider earned $1.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.52 billion. Jefferies Financial Group had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 4.41% and a net margin of 5.90%. Jefferies Financial Group's revenue was up 35.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.55 EPS.

How often does Jefferies Financial Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Jefferies Financial Group?

Jefferies Financial Group announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Thursday, May 30th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 17th.
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Is Jefferies Financial Group a good dividend stock?

Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.54%. The dividend payout ratio is 98.36%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, JEF will have a dividend payout ratio of 27.33% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for JEF.

What other stocks do shareholders of Jefferies Financial Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Jefferies Financial Group investors own include General Motors (GM), Bank of America (BAC), Exxon Mobil (XOM), NVIDIA (NVDA), Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), Micron Technology (MU), AT&T (T), Delta Air Lines (DAL) and Mastercard (MA).

Who are Jefferies Financial Group's major shareholders?

Jefferies Financial Group's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.56%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (2.88%), First Pacific Advisors LP (2.56%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (1.35%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.81%) and Captrust Financial Advisors (0.72%). Insiders that own company stock include Brian P Friedman, Joseph S Steinberg, Kane Michael T O, Melissa Weiler, Richard B Handler, Rocco J Nittoli and Thomas W Jones.
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How do I buy shares of Jefferies Financial Group?

Shares of JEF stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Jefferies Financial Group have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Jefferies Financial Group: Alumni Forest Products LLC, BEI Arch Holdings LLC, BEI Italia Wireless LLC, BEI-Longhorn LLC, Baldwin Enterprise LLC, Chardaho LLC, Foursight Capital LLC, Foursight Holding LLC, Foursight Receivables LLC, HomeFed LLC, HomeFed Village III LLC, Idaho Timber, Idaho Timber Holding LLC, Idaho Timber of Boise LLC, Idaho Timber of Carthage LLC, Idaho Timber of Coushatta LLC, Idaho Timber of North Carolina LLC, Idaho Timber of Texas LLC, JFG Funding LLC, JTOP Investments LLC, JUPS, Jefferies, Jefferies Asia Holdings I PTE. LTD., Jefferies Asia Holdings II PTE. LTD., Jefferies Asset Management Holdings LLC, Jefferies Financial Services Inc., Jefferies Funding LLC, Jefferies GmbH, Jefferies Group LLC, Jefferies Holdings I Limited, Jefferies Holdings II Limited, Jefferies Hong Kong Limited, Jefferies International Finance Corporation, Jefferies International Limited, Jefferies LLC, Jefferies Leveraged Credit Products LLC, Jefferies Research Services LLC, Jefferies Strategic Investments LLC, Jefferies Structured Credit LLC, LAM Holding LLC, LUK Servicing LLC, LUK-FX Holdings LLC, Leucadia Asset Management LLC, M Science, M Science Holdings LLC, M Science LLC, National Beef Packing Co., Phlcorp Holding LLC, SR Warehouse LLC, Station Place Securitization Trust 2021-WL1, Station Place Securitization Trust 2021-WL2, Station Place Securitization Trust Series 2021-11, Station Place Securitization Trust Series 2021-4, Station Place Securitization Trust Series 2021-8, Station Place Securitization Trust Series 2021-CL2, Versito International S.A., Vitesse Energy Finance LLC, and Vitesse Energy LLC.
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This page (NYSE:JEF) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by Staff

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