Jefferies Financial Group Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.54 (-1.70 %)
(As of 04/13/2021 03:51 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $31.21
50-Day Range
MA: $31.23
52-Week Range
Now: $31.21
Volume61,691 shs
Average Volume2.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.80 billion
P/E Ratio11.52
Dividend Yield2.56%
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. engages in the investment banking and capital markets, asset management, and direct investing businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It operates through Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Asset Management, Merchant Banking, and Corporate segments. The company offers financial advisory, equity underwriting, and debt underwriting, as well as corporate lending services; 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. It also 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 1968 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Security brokers & dealers
Year Founded1962



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.01 billion
Cash Flow$2.15 per share
Book Value$32.02 per share


Net Income$775.24 million


Market Cap$7.80 billion
Next Earnings Date7/5/2021 (Estimated)


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April 1, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) Issues Earnings Results
March 25, 2021 |  americanbankingnews.com
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March 25, 2021 |  benzinga.com
Jefferies Financial Group Q1 Profit Rises
March 24, 2021 |  markets.businessinsider.com
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Overall MarketRank

2.28 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

27th out of 1,950 stocks

Security Brokers & Dealers Industry

1st out of 48 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.5Community Rank: 2.0Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 3.8 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-0.54 (-1.70 %)
(As of 04/13/2021 03:51 PM ET)
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Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Jefferies Financial Group a buy right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Jefferies Financial Group in the last year. There are currently 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Jefferies Financial Group stock.
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Are investors shorting Jefferies Financial Group?

Jefferies Financial Group saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 8,310,000 shares, an increase of 31.3% from the March 15th total of 6,330,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,520,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.3 days. Currently, 4.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Jefferies Financial Group's next earnings date?

Jefferies Financial Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 5th 2021.
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How were Jefferies Financial Group's earnings last quarter?

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March, 23rd. The financial services provider reported $2.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.89. Jefferies Financial Group had a net margin of 13.67% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.88%.
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How has Jefferies Financial Group's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Jefferies Financial Group's stock was trading at $17.19 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, JEF shares have increased by 81.7% and is now trading at $31.23.
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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 24th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, May 28th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 14th.
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Is Jefferies Financial Group a good dividend stock?

Jefferies Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.56%. Jefferies Financial Group does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Jefferies Financial Group is 30.19%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Jefferies Financial Group will have a dividend payout ratio of 36.87% next year. This indicates that Jefferies Financial Group will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for JEF?

2 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Jefferies Financial Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $21.00 to $32.00. On average, they anticipate Jefferies Financial Group's share price to reach $26.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 15.1%.
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Who are Jefferies Financial Group's key executives?

Jefferies Financial Group's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Joseph Saul Steinberg, Co-Founder & Chairman (Age 76, Pay $1.29M)
  • Mr. Richard Brian Handler, CEO & Director (Age 60, Pay $18.82M)
  • Mr. Brian Paul Friedman, Pres & Director (Age 65, Pay $18.67M)
  • Ms. Teresa S. Gendron, VP & CFO (Age 51, Pay $1.8M)
  • Mr. Michael J. Sharp J.D., Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 65, Pay $6M)
  • Mr. John M. Dalton, VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 39) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Rocco Joseph Nittoli, VP & Chief Compliance Officer (Age 62) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • 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

Who are some of Jefferies Financial Group's key competitors?

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), The 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Foundation Resource Management Inc. (0.23%), Kwmg LLC (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%), Pacer Advisors Inc. (0.01%), Wedge Capital Management L L P NC (0.00%) and Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Jefferies Financial Group stock include Brian P Friedman, Jefferies Financial Group Inc, Joseph S Steinberg and Stuart Harry Reese.
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Which major investors are selling Jefferies Financial Group stock?

JEF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Foundation Resource Management Inc., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Kwmg LLC, Pacer Advisors Inc., and Huntington National Bank.
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Which major investors are buying Jefferies Financial Group stock?

JEF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Jefferies Financial Group stock in the last two years include Brian P Friedman, and Jefferies Financial Group Inc.
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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 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 $31.23.

How much money does Jefferies Financial Group make?

Jefferies Financial Group has a market capitalization of $7.81 billion and generates $6.01 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $775.24 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.65 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Jefferies Financial Group have?

Jefferies Financial Group employs 4,945 workers across the globe.

Does Jefferies Financial Group have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Jefferies Financial Group: 54 Mad Holding LLC, Alumni Forest Products LLC, Apex Credit Partners LLC, BEI Italia Wireless LLC, BEI PSVI Holding LLC, Baldwin Enterprise LLC, Chrome Capital Group LLC, Foursight Capital LLC, Foursight Funding II LLC, Foursight Funding LLC, Garcadia Auto LLC, Gauss LLC, Idaho Timber of Carthage LLC, Idaho Timber of North Carolina LLC, JETX Energy LLC, JFIN Asset Management LLC, Jefferies (Australia) Pty Ltd., Jefferies (Japan) Limited, Jefferies Finance LLC, Jefferies Financial Products LLC, Jefferies Financial Services Inc., Jefferies Funding LLC, Jefferies Group Capital Finance Inc., Jefferies Group LLC, Jefferies Hong Kong Limited, Jefferies India Private Limited, Jefferies International Limited, Jefferies Investment Advisers LLC, Jefferies LLC, Jefferies Leveraged Credit Products LLC, Jefferies Research Services LLC, Jefferies Securities Inc., Jefferies Singapore Limited, Jefferies Structured Credit LLC, LAM Holding LLC, LUK HRG LLC, LUK Servicing LLC, LUK-FX Holdings LLC, Leucadia Asset Management LLC, Leucadia Aviation Inc., Leucadia Funding LLC, Leucadia Investment Management Ltd., Leucadia LLC, M Science LLC, Nead Corporation, Phlcorp Holding LLC, Vitesse Energy Finance LLC, and Vitesse Energy LLC.

When was Jefferies Financial Group founded?

Jefferies Financial Group was founded in 1962.

What is Jefferies Financial Group's official website?

The official website for Jefferies Financial Group is www.jefferies.com.

Where are Jefferies Financial Group's headquarters?

Jefferies Financial Group is headquartered at 520 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK NY, 10022.

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.

This page was last updated on 4/13/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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