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Jefferies Financial Group (JEF) Stock Forecast & Price Target

-0.36 (-0.66%)
(As of 07/19/2024 ET)

Jefferies Financial Group - Analysts' Recommendations and Stock Price Forecast (2024)

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Consensus Rating

Based on 2 Wall Street analysts who have issued ratings for Jefferies Financial Group in the last 12 months, the stock has a consensus rating of "Strong Buy." Out of the 2 analysts, 1 has given a buy rating, and 1 has given a strong buy rating for JEF.

Consensus Price Target

-10.91% Downside
High Forecast$57.00
Average Forecast$48.50
Low Forecast$40.00

According to the 2 analysts' twelve-month price targets for Jefferies Financial Group, the average price target is $48.50. The highest price target for JEF is $57.00, while the lowest price target for JEF is $40.00. The average price target represents a forecasted downside of -10.91% from the current price of $54.44.

TypeCurrent Forecast
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Strong Buy
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Consensus Price Target$48.50$44.33$43.33$39.50
Forecasted Upside-10.91% Downside17.12% Upside15.59% Upside12.85% Upside
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JEF Analyst Recommendations By Month

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JEF Price Targets by Month

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Jefferies Financial Group Stock vs. The Competition

TypeJefferies Financial GroupFinance CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
Consensus RatingStrong BuyHoldModerate Buy
Predicted Upside-10.91% Downside37.74% Upside10.06% Upside
News Sentiment RatingPositive News
Positive News
Positive News
DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
3 of 5 stars
 Boost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$56.00 ➝ $57.00+29.87%
9/5/2023The Goldman Sachs Group
2 of 5 stars
 UpgradeBuy ➝ Conviction-Buy
7/12/2023Morgan Stanley
3 of 5 stars
 UpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal Weight$27.00 ➝ $36.00+7.08%
12/21/2022Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
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 DowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$38.00 ➝ $37.00+3.73%

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JEF Forecast - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jefferies Financial Group's forecast for 2024?

According to the research reports of 2 Wall Street equities research analysts, the average twelve-month stock price forecast for Jefferies Financial Group is $48.50, with a high forecast of $57.00 and a low forecast of $40.00.

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

2 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Jefferies Financial Group in the last twelve months. There is currently 1 buy rating and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "strong buy" JEF shares.

Does Jefferies Financial Group's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Jefferies Financial Group's stock has a predicted upside of 19.24% based on their 12-month stock forecasts.

What analysts cover Jefferies Financial Group?

Jefferies Financial Group has been rated by research analysts at Oppenheimer in the past 90 days.

Does Jefferies Financial Group rate other companies?

Jefferies Financial Group also publishes sell-side equities research reports and recommendations about other companies, which can be viewed at its brokerage rating page.

Do Wall Street analysts like Jefferies Financial Group more than its competitors?

Analysts like Jefferies Financial Group more than other "finance" companies. The consensus rating for Jefferies Financial Group is Strong Buy while the average consensus rating for "finance" companies is Hold. Learn more on how JEF compares to other companies.

This page (NYSE:JEF) was last updated on 7/21/2024 by Staff

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