Positives for Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) as stock gains in recent trading

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF) is 0.89% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $11.20 and a high of $24.67 in the current 52-week trading range. The JEF stock was last observed hovering at around $24.60 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.22% off its average median price target of $27.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 14.41% off the consensus price target high of $29.00 offered by 2 analysts, but current levels are 4.54% higher than the price target low of $26.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $24.82, the stock is 5.08% and 9.81% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.82 million and changing 0.89% at the moment leaves the stock 41.60% off its SMA200. JEF registered 15.12% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 56.69%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $23.56 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $19.25.

The stock witnessed a 5.35% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 35.48%, and is 4.86% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.29% over the week and 2.13% over the month.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) has around 4800 employees, a market worth around $6.21B and $6.12B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 11.28 and Fwd P/E is 15.23. Profit margin for the company is 9.30%. Distance from 52-week low is 121.61% and 0.61% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (2.60%).

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) is a “Buy”. 2 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.50, where 0 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 2 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 04/29/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.41 with sales reaching $1.21B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 264.40% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -20.10% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -12.80% in year-over-year returns.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) Top Institutional Holders

504 institutions hold shares in Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF), with 49.99M shares held by insiders accounting for 19.57% while institutional investors hold 94.25% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 280.70M, and float is at 205.34M with Short Float at 1.46%. Institutions hold 75.80% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 20.44 million shares valued at $367.88 million. The investor’s holdings represent 8.00% of the JEF Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 18.21 million shares valued at $327.71 million to account for 7.13% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are First Pacific Advisors, LP which holds 17.22 million shares representing 6.74% and valued at over $309.98 million, while Baillie Gifford and Company holds 4.93% of the shares totaling 12.58 million with a market value of $226.45 million.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by FRIEDMAN BRIAN P, the company’s President. SEC filings show that FRIEDMAN BRIAN P bought 5,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Jul 13 at a price of $16.27 per share for a total of $81350.0. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 9.05 million shares.

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