QQQ   330.07 (+0.48%)
AAPL   174.42 (-0.07%)
MSFT   291.28 (-0.01%)
META   175.49 (+0.37%)
GOOGL   120.64 (+0.91%)
AMZN   142.54 (+0.31%)
TSLA   916.70 (+0.52%)
NVDA   188.31 (+2.71%)
NIO   19.96 (-0.60%)
BABA   90.76 (+1.10%)
AMD   100.66 (+2.43%)
MU   63.07 (+2.35%)
T   18.45 (+0.16%)
CGC   3.88 (-4.43%)
F   16.04 (+0.06%)
GE   79.48 (-0.55%)
DIS   122.88 (+0.06%)
AMC   20.05 (-6.13%)
PYPL   98.96 (-0.46%)
PFE   49.11 (-0.32%)
NFLX   245.26 (+1.70%)
QQQ   330.07 (+0.48%)
AAPL   174.42 (-0.07%)
MSFT   291.28 (-0.01%)
META   175.49 (+0.37%)
GOOGL   120.64 (+0.91%)
AMZN   142.54 (+0.31%)
TSLA   916.70 (+0.52%)
NVDA   188.31 (+2.71%)
NIO   19.96 (-0.60%)
BABA   90.76 (+1.10%)
AMD   100.66 (+2.43%)
MU   63.07 (+2.35%)
T   18.45 (+0.16%)
CGC   3.88 (-4.43%)
F   16.04 (+0.06%)
GE   79.48 (-0.55%)
DIS   122.88 (+0.06%)
AMC   20.05 (-6.13%)
PYPL   98.96 (-0.46%)
PFE   49.11 (-0.32%)
NFLX   245.26 (+1.70%)
QQQ   330.07 (+0.48%)
AAPL   174.42 (-0.07%)
MSFT   291.28 (-0.01%)
META   175.49 (+0.37%)
GOOGL   120.64 (+0.91%)
AMZN   142.54 (+0.31%)
TSLA   916.70 (+0.52%)
NVDA   188.31 (+2.71%)
NIO   19.96 (-0.60%)
BABA   90.76 (+1.10%)
AMD   100.66 (+2.43%)
MU   63.07 (+2.35%)
T   18.45 (+0.16%)
CGC   3.88 (-4.43%)
F   16.04 (+0.06%)
GE   79.48 (-0.55%)
DIS   122.88 (+0.06%)
AMC   20.05 (-6.13%)
PYPL   98.96 (-0.46%)
PFE   49.11 (-0.32%)
NFLX   245.26 (+1.70%)
QQQ   330.07 (+0.48%)
AAPL   174.42 (-0.07%)
MSFT   291.28 (-0.01%)
META   175.49 (+0.37%)
GOOGL   120.64 (+0.91%)
AMZN   142.54 (+0.31%)
TSLA   916.70 (+0.52%)
NVDA   188.31 (+2.71%)
NIO   19.96 (-0.60%)
BABA   90.76 (+1.10%)
AMD   100.66 (+2.43%)
MU   63.07 (+2.35%)
T   18.45 (+0.16%)
CGC   3.88 (-4.43%)
F   16.04 (+0.06%)
GE   79.48 (-0.55%)
DIS   122.88 (+0.06%)
AMC   20.05 (-6.13%)
PYPL   98.96 (-0.46%)
PFE   49.11 (-0.32%)
NFLX   245.26 (+1.70%)
NYSE:JEF

Jefferies Financial Group - JEF Stock Forecast, Price & News

$34.96
-0.02 (-0.06%)
(As of 08/18/2022 11:56 AM ET)
Add
Compare
Today's Range
$34.81
$35.00
50-Day Range
$26.32
$35.01
52-Week Range
$25.88
$44.47
Volume
4,224 shs
Average Volume
1.21 million shs
Market Capitalization
$8.13 billion
P/E Ratio
7.98
Dividend Yield
3.44%
Price Target
$35.50

Jefferies Financial Group MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
1.8% Upside
$35.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
3.31% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.31
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.31mentions of Jefferies Financial Group in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$1.25 M Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
24.57%
From $2.93 to $3.65 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.40 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

376th out of 932 stocks

Security Brokers & Dealers Industry

12th out of 24 stocks

JEF stock logo

About Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) Stock

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. engages in the investment banking and capital markets, and asset management businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company operates in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Asset Management, Merchant Banking, and Corporate segments. It provides investment banking, advisory services with respect to mergers or acquisitions, restructurings or recapitalizations and private capital advisory transactions; equity and debt underwriting; and corporate lending. In addition, the company offers financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services; equities research and finance; and wealth management services. Further, it provides clients with sales and trading of investment grade corporate bonds, U.S. and European government and agency securities, municipal bonds, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, leveraged loans, consumer loans, high yield and distressed securities, emerging markets debt, interest rate, and credit derivative products, as well as foreign exchange trade execution and securitization; and manages, invests in, and provides 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.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Oppenheimer lowered their target price on shares of Jefferies Financial Group from $50.00 to $47.00 and set an "outperform" rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered their price target on Jefferies Financial Group from $33.00 to $30.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Jefferies Financial Group from $32.00 to $28.00 and set an "equal weight" rating for the company in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group raised their price target on shares of Jefferies Financial Group from $33.00 to $37.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Jefferies Financial Group has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $35.50.

Jefferies Financial Group Trading Up 0.1 %

Shares of NYSE:JEF traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $35.00. The stock had a trading volume of 3,693 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,206,493. Jefferies Financial Group has a 12-month low of $25.88 and a 12-month high of $44.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 2.21 and a current ratio of 2.21. The company has a market cap of $8.14 billion, a PE ratio of 7.99 and a beta of 1.41. The company's 50 day moving average is $29.92 and its 200-day moving average is $32.08.

Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, June 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.65 by ($0.19). Jefferies Financial Group had a net margin of 17.23% and a return on equity of 11.76%. The business had revenue of $1.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.26 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.31 earnings per share. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 29.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Jefferies Financial Group will post 2.93 EPS for the current year.

Jefferies Financial Group Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 15th will be given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 12th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.43%. Jefferies Financial Group's payout ratio is 27.40%.

Insider Buying and Selling at Jefferies Financial Group

In related news, Director Thomas W. Jones purchased 40,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 25th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $31.21 per share, with a total value of $1,248,400.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 55,962 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,746,574.02. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. In other Jefferies Financial Group news, Director Thomas W. Jones bought 40,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, July 25th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $31.21 per share, with a total value of $1,248,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 55,962 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,746,574.02. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, VP Rocco J. Nittoli sold 7,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.41, for a total value of $226,870.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 17.90% of the company's stock.

Receive JEF Stock News and Ratings via Email

Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for Jefferies Financial Group and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.

JEF Stock News Headlines

Jefferies Downgrades Amcor Ltd to Underperform
Target PT Raised to $170 at Jefferies
Expert Ratings for Jefferies Financial Group
See More Headlines
Receive JEF Stock News and Ratings via Email

Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for Jefferies Financial Group and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.

JEF Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/27 Dividend
5/13/2022
Dividend Payable
5/27/2022
Last Earnings
6/27/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/26 Dividend
8/12/2022
Today
8/18/2022
Dividend Payable
8/26/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
9/29/2022
Fiscal Year End
11/30/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Security brokers & dealers
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
Employees
5,556
Year Founded
1962

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$35.50
High Stock Price Forecast
$47.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$28.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+1.5%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.67 billion
Pretax Margin
22.46%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$8.19 billion
Cash Flow
$7.63 per share
Book Value
$43.08 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
190,844,000
Market Cap
$8.13 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.41

Social Links


Key Executives

  • Mr. Joseph Saul Steinberg (Age 77)
    Co-Founder & Chairman
    Comp: $1.3M
  • Mr. Richard Brian Handler (Age 61)
    CEO & Director
    Comp: $13.19M
  • Mr. Brian Paul Friedman CPA (Age 66)
    J.D., Pres & Director
    Comp: $13.18M
  • Ms. Teresa S. Gendron (Age 52)
    VP & CFO
    Comp: $2M
  • Mr. Michael J. Sharp J.D. (Age 66)
    Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel
    Comp: $7M
  • Mr. John M. Dalton (Age 40)
    VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Rocco Joseph Nittoli (Age 63)
    VP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Jun Wu
    Head of Health-Care Coverage - Asia
  • Mr. Paul Frean
    Chief Risk Officer
  • Mr. Peter Colwell
    Head of Leveraged Fin. & Loan Syndicate - Australia













JEF Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

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

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Jefferies Financial Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" JEF shares.
View JEF analyst ratings
or view top-rated stocks.

What is Jefferies Financial Group's stock price forecast for 2022?

4 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Jefferies Financial Group's stock. Their JEF share price forecasts range from $28.00 to $47.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $35.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.5% from the stock's current price.
View analysts price targets for JEF
or view top-rated stocks among Wall Street analysts.

How have JEF shares performed in 2022?

Jefferies Financial Group's stock was trading at $38.80 at the beginning of the year. Since then, JEF stock has decreased by 9.8% and is now trading at $34.98.
View the best growth stocks for 2022 here
.

Are investors shorting Jefferies Financial Group?

Jefferies Financial Group saw a increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 6,150,000 shares, an increase of 9.4% from the July 15th total of 5,620,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,410,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.4 days. Currently, 3.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
View Jefferies Financial Group's Short Interest
.

When is Jefferies Financial Group's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, September 29th 2022.
View our JEF earnings forecast
.

How were Jefferies Financial Group's earnings last quarter?

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, June, 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.19. The financial services provider had revenue of $1.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.26 billion. Jefferies Financial Group had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.76% and a net margin of 17.23%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 29.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.31 EPS.

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

Jefferies Financial Group declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, August 26th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.43%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 12th.
Read our dividend analysis for JEF
.

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 3.44%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 27.40%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, JEF will have a dividend payout ratio of 32.88% 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).

What is Jefferies Financial Group's stock symbol?

Jefferies Financial Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "JEF."

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 First Pacific Advisors LP (2.48%), State Street Corp (2.48%), Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. (1.60%), Donald Smith & CO. Inc. (1.43%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.86%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (0.79%). Insiders that own company stock include Brian P Friedman, Jefferies Financial Group Inc, Joseph S Steinberg, Kane Michael T O, Melissa Weiler, Rocco J Nittoli, Stuart Harry Reese and Thomas W Jones.
View institutional ownership trends
.

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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
Compare Top Brokerages Here.

What is Jefferies Financial Group's stock price today?

One share of JEF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $34.98.

How much money does Jefferies Financial Group make?

Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) has a market capitalization of $8.13 billion and generates $8.19 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $1.67 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.38 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Jefferies Financial Group have?

The company employs 5,556 workers across the globe.

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.
Read More
When was Jefferies Financial Group founded?

Jefferies Financial Group was founded in 1962.

How can I contact Jefferies Financial Group?

Jefferies Financial Group's mailing address is 520 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY, 10022. The official website for the company is www.jefferies.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (212) 460-1900 or via fax at 212-598-4859.

This page (NYSE:JEF) was last updated on 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

MarketBeat Resources

Premium Research Tools

MarketBeat All Access subscribers can access stock screeners, the Idea Engine, data export tools, research reports, and other premium tools.

Discover All Access

Market Data and Calendars

Looking for new stock ideas? Want to see which stocks are moving? View our full suite of financial calendars and market data tables, all for free.

View Market Data

Investing Education and Resources

Receive a free world-class investing education from MarketBeat. Learn about financial terms, types of investments, trading strategies and more.

Financial Terms
Details Here
MarketBeat - Stock Market News and Research Tools logo

MarketBeat empowers individual investors to make better trading decisions by providing real-time financial data and objective market analysis. Whether you’re looking for analyst ratings, corporate buybacks, dividends, earnings, economic reports, financials, insider trades, IPOs, SEC filings or stock splits, MarketBeat has the objective information you need to analyze any stock. Learn more about MarketBeat.

MarketBeat is accredited by the Better Business Bureau MarketBeat is rated as Great on TrustPilot

© American Consumer News, LLC dba MarketBeat® 2010-2022. All rights reserved.
326 E 8th St #105, Sioux Falls, SD 57103 | contact@marketbeat.com | (844) 978-6257
MarketBeat does not provide personalized financial advice and does not issue recommendations or offers to buy stock or sell any security.

Our Accessibility Statement | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Information | RSS Feeds

© 2022 Market data provided is at least 10-minutes delayed and hosted by Barchart Solutions. Information is provided 'as-is' and solely for informational purposes, not for trading purposes or advice, and is delayed. To see all exchange delays and terms of use please see Barchart's disclaimer.