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NYSE:JEF

Jefferies Financial Group - JEF Stock Forecast, Price & News

$34.55
+0.03 (+0.09%)
(As of 08/12/2022 01:06 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$34.26
$34.57
50-Day Range
$26.32
$34.52
52-Week Range
$25.88
$44.47
Volume
8,132 shs
Average Volume
1.32 million shs
Market Capitalization
$8.03 billion
P/E Ratio
7.89
Dividend Yield
3.52%
Price Target
$35.50

Jefferies Financial Group MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.3% Upside
$35.50 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
3.31% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.31
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.03mentions of Jefferies Financial Group in the last 14 days
Based on 8 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.

2.47 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

384th out of 920 stocks

Security Brokers & Dealers Industry

12th out of 25 stocks

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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.

Jefferies Financial Group Trading Up 1.1 %

Shares of JEF Stock traded up $0.39 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $34.52. The stock had a trading volume of 783,252 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,321,437. The stock's 50-day moving average price is $29.69 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $32.08. Jefferies Financial Group has a 52-week low of $25.88 and a 52-week high of $44.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.02 billion, a PE ratio of 7.88 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a current ratio of 2.21, a quick ratio of 2.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04.

Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, June 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates 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 firm had revenue of $1.37 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.26 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.31 EPS. Jefferies Financial Group's revenue was down 29.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Jefferies Financial Group will post 2.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Jefferies Financial Group Announces Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 26th. Investors of record on Monday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 12th. Jefferies Financial Group's dividend payout ratio is currently 27.40%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

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

Insider Activity at Jefferies Financial Group

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

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JEF Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/27 Dividend
5/13/2022
Dividend Payable
5/27/2022
Last Earnings
6/27/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/26 Dividend
8/12/2022
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
+2.7%
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
$7.71 per share
Book Value
$43.08 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
190,844,000
Market Cap
$8.03 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.41

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

4 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices 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 year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have JEF shares performed in 2022?

Jefferies Financial Group's stock was trading at $38.80 at the start of the year. Since then, JEF stock has decreased by 11.0% and is now trading at $34.52.
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Are investors shorting Jefferies Financial Group?

Jefferies Financial Group saw a increase in short interest in the month of 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 short-interest ratio is currently 4.4 days. Currently, 3.3% 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 Thursday, September 29th 2022.
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 earnings results 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 analysts' expectations 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 company's quarterly revenue was down 29.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.31 earnings per share.

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, June 27th. Stockholders 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 12th.
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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 3.52%. 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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include First Pacific Advisors LP (2.48%), Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. (1.60%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.86%), Private Management Group Inc. (0.69%), Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.61%) and Assetmark Inc. (0.42%). 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.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Jefferies Financial Group's stock price today?

One share of JEF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $34.52.

How much money does Jefferies Financial Group make?

Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) has a market capitalization of $8.02 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.
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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 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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