An overall feel about Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF) stock in the current moment?

In the latest session, Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF) closed at $31.20 up 0.94% from its previous closing price of $30.91. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.29 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2382820 shares were traded. JEF stock price reached its highest trading level at $31.56 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $30.00.

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For a deeper understanding of Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s stock, let’s take a closer look at its various ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 0.77 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 5.71. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 3.07 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.07.

Upgrades & Downgrades

On December 22, 2022, Keefe Bruyette Downgraded its rating to Mkt Perform which previously was Outperform and also lowered its target price recommendation from $38 to $37.

Keefe Bruyette Upgraded its Mkt Perform to Outperform on September 06, 2022, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $30 to $38.

Insider Transactions:

Additionally, insider trades can be beneficial to investors who want to learn what the management thinks about stock prices in the future. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Oct 24 when FRIEDMAN BRIAN P sold 500,000 shares for $32.85 per share. The transaction valued at 16,425,000 led to the insider holds 6,722,213 shares of the business.

FRIEDMAN BRIAN P sold 140,000 shares of JEF for $4,599,000 on Oct 24. The President now owns 556,779 shares after completing the transaction at $32.85 per share. On Jul 28, another insider, Nittoli Rocco J, who serves as the VP, Chief Compliance Officer of the company, sold 7,000 shares for $32.41 each. As a result, the insider received 226,861 and left with 0 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Jefferies’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 10.18, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 6.93. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.57. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.04 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.73.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, JEF has reached a high of $40.68, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $24.72. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 37.45, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 32.73.

Shares Statistics:

For the past three months, JEF has traded an average of 1.33M shares per day and 1.7M over the past ten days. A total of 239.01M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 167.42M. Insiders hold about 11.50% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 66.10% stake in the company. Shares short for JEF as of Jan 12, 2023 were 3.3M with a Short Ratio of 3.17M, compared to 3.72M on Dec 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1.46% and a Short% of Float of 1.69%.

Dividends & Splits

According to the company, the forward annual dividend rate for JEF is 1.20, from 0.65 in the trailing year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 2.10%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 3.04%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 2.61. The current Payout Ratio is 36.40% for JEF, which recently paid a dividend on Feb 23, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of Feb 09, 2023. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Sep 26, 2019 when the company split stock in a 1068:1000 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

There are 3 different market analysts currently analyzing its stock. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.53 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.6 and a low estimate of $0.48, while EPS last year was $1.23. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.73, with high estimates of $0.82 and low estimates of $0.66.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $3.42 and $2.93 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $3.17. EPS for the following year is $4.33, with 3 analysts recommending between $4.58 and $4.2.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 3 analysts believe the company’s revenue will be $1.21B this quarter.It ranges from a high estimate of $1.3B to a low estimate of $1.09B. As of the current estimate, Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s year-ago sales were $1.73B, an estimated decrease of -29.90% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 3 analysts are estimating revenue of $1.29B, a decrease of -5.90% over than the figure of -$29.90% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $1.32B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $1.22B.

A total of 3 analysts have provided revenue estimates for JEF’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $5.44B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $5.09B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $5.31B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $5.98B, down -11.20% from the average estimate. Based on 3 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $5.84B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $6B and the low estimate is $5.64B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 9.90% from the average revenue estimate for this year.