A Detailed Analysis Of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF)

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) has a beta value of 1.38 and has seen 0.77 million shares traded in the recent trading session. The company, currently valued at $6.32B, closed the recent trade at $29.28 per share which meant it gained $1.24 on the day or 4.42% during that session. The JEF stock price is -51.88% off its 52-week high price of $44.47 and 11.61% above the 52-week low of $25.88. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 1.11 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 1.41 million shares.

The consensus among analysts is that Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) is an Overweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.40. 0 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 0 rate it as Overweight. 3 out of 5 have rated it as a Hold, with 2 advising it as a Buy. 0 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.79.

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Sporting 4.42% in the green today, the stock has traded in the red over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Monday, 07/18/22 when the JEF stock price touched $29.28 or saw a rise of 0.54%. Year-to-date, Jefferies Financial Group Inc. shares have moved -27.73%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -0.11%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) have changed 0.79%. Short interest in the company has seen 7.98 million shares shorted with days to cover at 4.81.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $33.50, which means that the shares’ value could jump 12.6% from the levels at last check today. The projected low price target is $28.00 while the price target rests at a high of $43.00. In that case, then, we find that the latest price level in today’s session is -46.86% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 4.37% from the levels at last check today.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Jefferies Financial Group Inc. shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have lost -26.33% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -48.65%, compared to -0.70% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, lowered its growth outlook for the 2022 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are -39.20% and -44.00% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be -24.70%.

3 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $1.44 billion for the current quarter. 3 have an estimated revenue figure of $1.49 billion for the next quarter concluding in Aug 2022.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was 87.40% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2022 is a modest 131.90% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 18.00%.

JEF Dividends

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. is expected to release its next earnings report between March 22 and March 28 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 1.20 at a share yield of 4.28%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF)’s Major holders

Insiders own 25.64% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 68.05% with a share float percentage of 91.51%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Jefferies Financial Group Inc. having a total of 619 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 22.1 million shares worth more than $857.65 million. As of Dec 30, 2021, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 9.23% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., with the holding of over 18.48 million shares as of Mar 30, 2022. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $607.16 million and represent 7.72% of shares outstanding.

Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are iShares Core S&P Midcap ETF and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. As of Jan 30, 2022, the former fund manager holds about 2.28% shares in the company for having 5.45 million shares of worth $199.7 million while later fund manager owns 5.23 million shares of worth $203.05 million as of Dec 30, 2021, which makes it owner of about 2.18% of company’s outstanding stock.