Jefferies Financial Group (JEF) Competitors

$44.58
-0.01 (-0.02%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)

JEF vs. SEIC, SF, MKTX, FRHC, HOOD, PIPR, VIRT, NMR, RJF, and CUBE

Should you be buying Jefferies Financial Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Jefferies Financial Group include SEI Investments (SEIC), Stifel Financial (SF), MarketAxess (MKTX), Freedom (FRHC), Robinhood Markets (HOOD), Piper Sandler Companies (PIPR), Virtu Financial (VIRT), Nomura (NMR), Raymond James (RJF), and CubeSmart (CUBE). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Jefferies Financial Group vs.

Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) and SEI Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, media sentiment, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability, community ranking, risk and institutional ownership.

SEI Investments has a net margin of 24.08% compared to Jefferies Financial Group's net margin of 5.90%. SEI Investments' return on equity of 22.40% beat Jefferies Financial Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jefferies Financial Group5.90% 4.41% 0.76%
SEI Investments 24.08%22.40%19.34%

Jefferies Financial Group received 106 more outperform votes than SEI Investments when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 59.59% of users gave SEI Investments an outperform vote while only 53.89% of users gave Jefferies Financial Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Jefferies Financial GroupOutperform Votes
485
53.89%
Underperform Votes
415
46.11%
SEI InvestmentsOutperform Votes
379
59.59%
Underperform Votes
257
40.41%

SEI Investments has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Jefferies Financial Group. SEI Investments is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Jefferies Financial Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Jefferies Financial Group$4.70B2.01$277.69M$1.2236.54
SEI Investments$1.92B4.56$462.26M$3.4619.25

Jefferies Financial Group has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SEI Investments has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Jefferies Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. SEI Investments pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Jefferies Financial Group pays out 98.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. SEI Investments pays out 26.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

In the previous week, Jefferies Financial Group had 7 more articles in the media than SEI Investments. MarketBeat recorded 14 mentions for Jefferies Financial Group and 7 mentions for SEI Investments. SEI Investments' average media sentiment score of 1.10 beat Jefferies Financial Group's score of 0.70 indicating that SEI Investments is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Jefferies Financial Group
8 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
SEI Investments
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Jefferies Financial Group currently has a consensus target price of $43.33, indicating a potential downside of 2.84%. SEI Investments has a consensus target price of $70.25, indicating a potential upside of 5.48%. Given SEI Investments' higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SEI Investments is more favorable than Jefferies Financial Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jefferies Financial Group
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
SEI Investments
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

60.9% of Jefferies Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of SEI Investments shares are held by institutional investors. 20.4% of Jefferies Financial Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of SEI Investments shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

SEI Investments beats Jefferies Financial Group on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding JEF and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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JEF vs. The Competition

MetricJefferies Financial GroupSecurity brokers & dealers IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$9.45B$23.39B$8.59B$17.43B
Dividend Yield2.76%2.77%10.36%3.56%
P/E Ratio36.5414.1660.9823.50
Price / Sales2.014.983,535.0411.66
Price / Cash23.9516.4127.6217.62
Price / Book0.962.102.384.91
Net Income$277.69M$898.06M$993.62M$963.51M
7 Day Performance8.15%2.75%2.37%2.29%
1 Month Performance-1.63%-1.64%-1.10%-2.05%
1 Year Performance43.44%44.21%12.92%90.12%

Jefferies Financial Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
SEIC
SEI Investments
4.2124 of 5 stars
$67.00
+0.1%
$70.25
+4.9%
+13.7%$8.81B$1.92B19.365,089Earnings Report
News Coverage
Positive News
SF
Stifel Financial
4.5885 of 5 stars
$77.88
+0.8%
$84.50
+8.5%
+28.4%$8.01B$4.35B18.209,000News Coverage
MKTX
MarketAxess
4.9147 of 5 stars
$204.77
+0.2%
$252.80
+23.5%
-36.2%$7.70B$752.55M29.89881
FRHC
Freedom
0.361 of 5 stars
$65.67
+0.7%
N/A-12.6%$3.63B$795.69M0.003,689Positive News
HOOD
Robinhood Markets
2.8684 of 5 stars
$17.62
+2.5%
$18.88
+7.2%
+84.1%$15.41B$1.87B-29.372,200Analyst Report
Insider Selling
PIPR
Piper Sandler Companies
1.9609 of 5 stars
$195.60
+2.2%
$181.50
-7.2%
+39.3%$3.47B$1.35B39.601,725Upcoming Earnings
VIRT
Virtu Financial
4.7502 of 5 stars
$21.19
+0.5%
$20.75
-2.1%
+12.5%$3.35B$2.29B15.14975News Coverage
Gap Up
NMR
Nomura
4.5549 of 5 stars
$5.89
+0.2%
N/A+54.8%$17.69B$9.89B21.8115,131Positive News
RJF
Raymond James
4.5173 of 5 stars
$127.08
+1.3%
$123.88
-2.5%
+33.5%$26.56B$12.99B15.9218,000Earnings Report
News Coverage
CUBE
CubeSmart
4.3145 of 5 stars
$41.80
-0.9%
$46.33
+10.8%
-9.2%$9.40B$1.05B23.093,040Upcoming Earnings

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This page (NYSE:JEF) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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