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NYSE:JEF

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

$42.45
+0.64 (+1.53%)
(As of 03/4/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$41.86
$42.84
50-Day Range
$38.92
$42.45
52-Week Range
$28.34
$42.84
Volume
1.17 million shs
Average Volume
810,899 shs
Market Capitalization
$9.00 billion
P/E Ratio
38.59
Dividend Yield
2.83%
Price Target
$39.67

Jefferies Financial Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.6% Downside
$39.67 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.05% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.31
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.33mentions of Jefferies Financial Group in the last 14 days
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
23.16%
From $3.54 to $4.36 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.

4.43 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

193rd out of 857 stocks

Security Brokers & Dealers Industry

11th out of 27 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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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
1/08/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/27 Dividend
2/15/2024
Dividend Payable
2/27/2024
Today
3/04/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
3/26/2024
Fiscal Year End
11/30/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Security brokers & dealers
Sub-Industry
N/A
Employees
7,564
Year Founded
1962

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$39.67
High Stock Price Target
$43.00
Low Stock Price Target
$36.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-6.6%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
3 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$277.69 million
Pretax Margin
7.54%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$7.44 billion
Cash Flow
$1.85 per share
Book Value
$46.58 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
168,728,000
Market Cap
$9.00 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.37

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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 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Jefferies Financial Group's shares. Their JEF share price targets range from $36.00 to $43.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $39.67 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.6%.
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How have JEF shares performed in 2024?

Jefferies Financial Group's stock was trading at $40.41 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, JEF stock has increased by 5.0% and is now trading at $42.45.
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Are investors shorting Jefferies Financial Group?

Jefferies Financial Group saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,640,000 shares, an increase of 5.1% from the January 31st total of 1,560,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,060,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.5 days. Currently, 1.1% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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, March 26th 2024.
View our JEF earnings forecast
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How were Jefferies Financial Group's earnings last quarter?

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January, 8th. The financial services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.04. The financial services provider had revenue of $1.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.18 billion. Jefferies Financial Group had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 3.67% and a net margin of 5.88%.

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 Monday, January 8th. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th.
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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 2.87%. The dividend payout ratio is 109.09%. 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 27.52% 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.25%), First Pacific Advisors LP (2.56%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.08%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (1.54%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (1.54%) and Norges Bank (1.04%). Insiders that own company stock include Brian P Friedman, Joseph S Steinberg, Kane Michael T O, Melissa Weiler, Rocco J Nittoli, Stuart Harry Reese 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 3/5/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff