What is Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) Price Targets?

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) saw an upside of 1.30% to close Monday at $40.41 after adding $0.52 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,043,500 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $40.94 in the past week. An average of 2,172,130 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,729,026.

JEF’s 1-month performance is 10.35% or $3.79 on its low of $35.19 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $18.78 and high of $40.19, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 10/11/21. YTD, JEF has achieved 64.27% or $15.81. However, the current price is up 0.55%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Aug 09, 64 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF). STEINBERG JOSEPH S (Chairman of the Board) most recently sold 97,033 shares at $35.05 per share on Aug 09. This transaction cost the insider $3,401,007. Chairman of the Board, STEINBERG JOSEPH S, sold 2,967 shares at a price of $35.05 on Aug 06. Then, on Apr 12, Former Director REESE STUART HARRY sold 10,000 shares at a price of $31.59 per share. This transaction amounted to $315,850.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 773.51 and a low of 3.403. JEF stock has a beta of 1.45. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.12 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.06.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share. Its dividend yield is 2.47%. JEF paid $0.25 a share compared with prior rate of $0.25, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 2 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.05 reported on Monday June 28 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 84.62% yearly.

It is projected that Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 12-Nov-2021. JEF is expected to distribute $0.25 as its next dividend.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending August 30 was 1.30, while the total debt to equity was 2.27. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 82.30%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $5.67 billion against revenue of $6.01 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending August 30 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected JEF to announce $0.99 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.5, representing a 51.50% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $711.61 million. JEF stock balance sheet for the quarter ending August 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 47.64 billion, with total debt at $23.36 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $245.56 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 82.86% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 14.35%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $39.35, reflecting a +6.48% or $2.46 change from its current price. JEF is currently trading +9.72% above its 20-day SMA, +28.49% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +21.75% and +70.72% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 91.88% and 92.26% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.92. The RSI (14) points at 76.91%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 89.40% with the period’s ATR at 0.90. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 1.26 and 1.74 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF), Goldman launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for JEF stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate JEF as a “sell,”, while 0 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 3 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is JEF’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $41.00 and a high of $46.00, with their median price target at $43.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) stock is $43.33.


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