NYSE:JEF - Jefferies Financial Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $20.44 -0.41 (-1.97 %) (As of 02/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$20.85Today's Range$20.40 - $20.8552-Week Range$16.20 - $25.45Volume1.55 million shsAverage Volume2.28 million shsMarket Capitalization$6.18 billionP/E Ratio12.39Dividend Yield2.40%Beta1.35 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Jefferies Financial Group Inc., a financial services company, engages in investment banking and capital markets, asset management, and direct investing businesses in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. the company also offers equities research, sales, and trading services; equity finance services comprising financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services; and wealth management services to high net worth individuals, their families and businesses, private equity and venture funds, and small institutions. In addition, it provides fixed income sales and trading services for investment grade corporate bonds, U.S. and European government and agency securities, municipal bonds, mortgage- and asset-backed securities, leveraged loans, consumer loans, securities, markets debt, interest rate, and credit derivative products, as well as foreign exchange trade execution and securitization capabilities, as well as manages, invests in, and provides services to a group of alternative asset management platforms in 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 1968 and is based in New York, New York. Receive JEF News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for JEF and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Meat packing plants Sub-IndustryN/A SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:JEF Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIK1084580 Webwww.jefferies.com Phone212-460-1900Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.94 Current Ratio1.36 Quick Ratio1.36Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio12.39 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.76 billion Price / Sales1.64 Cash Flow$1.0370 per share Price / Cash Flow19.71 Book Value$31.20 per share Price / Book0.66Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.65 Net Income$1.03 billion Net Margins10.07% Return on Equity5.07% Return on Assets1.09%Miscellaneous Employees4,700 Outstanding Shares302,291,000Market Cap$6.18 billion Next Earnings Date2/28/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) Frequently Asked Questions What is Jefferies Financial Group's stock symbol? Jefferies Financial Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "JEF." 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 Thursday, January 10th. Investors of record on Friday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share on Thursday, February 28th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 14th. View Jefferies Financial Group's Dividend History. How were Jefferies Financial Group's earnings last quarter? Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 26th. The financial services provider reported $2.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.88 by $0.15. The financial services provider earned $911.15 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $789.70 million. Jefferies Financial Group had a return on equity of 5.07% and a net margin of 10.07%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.16 earnings per share. View Jefferies Financial Group's Earnings History. When is Jefferies Financial Group's next earnings date? Jefferies Financial Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Jefferies Financial Group. What price target have analysts set for JEF? 1 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Jefferies Financial Group's shares. Their predictions range from $29.00 to $30.00. On average, they anticipate Jefferies Financial Group's share price to reach $29.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 44.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Jefferies Financial Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Jefferies Financial Group? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Jefferies Financial Group in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Jefferies Financial Group. Has Jefferies Financial Group been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about JEF stock have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Jefferies Financial Group earned a news impact score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Jefferies Financial Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Jefferies Financial Group include Hormel Foods (HRL), MITSUBISHI CHEM/ADR (MTLHY), BRF (BRFS), Teijin Adr Rep (TINLY) and Leucadia National (LUK). 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 Exxon Mobil (XOM), Bank of America (BAC), CVS Health (CVS), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Micron Technology (MU), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT) and General Motors (GM). Who are Jefferies Financial Group's key executives? Jefferies Financial Group's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Joseph Saul Steinberg, Co-Founder & Chairman (Age 74)Mr. Richard Brian Handler, CEO & Director (Age 58)Mr. Brian Paul Friedman, Pres & Director (Age 63)Ms. Teresa S. Gendron, VP & CFO (Age 49)Mr. Michael J. Sharp J.D., Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 63) Who are Jefferies Financial Group's major shareholders? Jefferies Financial Group's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.05%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (4.30%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.30%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (3.21%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (1.86%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.13%). Which institutional investors are selling Jefferies Financial Group stock? JEF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prana Capital Management LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Squarepoint Ops LLC. Which institutional investors are buying Jefferies Financial Group stock? JEF stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Prudential Financial Inc., South Texas Money Management Ltd., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Becker Capital Management Inc., Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, Donald Smith & CO. Inc. and Pacifica Capital Investments LLC. How do I buy shares of Jefferies Financial Group? Shares of JEF can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Jefferies Financial Group's stock price today? One share of JEF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.44. How big of a company is Jefferies Financial Group? Jefferies Financial Group has a market capitalization of $6.18 billion and generates $3.76 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $1.03 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.65 on an earnings per share basis. Jefferies Financial Group employs 4,700 workers across the globe. What is Jefferies Financial Group's official website? The official website for Jefferies Financial Group is http://www.jefferies.com. How can I contact Jefferies Financial Group? Jefferies Financial Group's mailing address is 520 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY, 10022. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 212-460-1900. MarketBeat Community Rating for Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE JEF)Community Ranking: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 241 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 422 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 663MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Jefferies Financial Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe JEF will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe JEF will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is the LIBOR rate calculated?