Financial Metrics Unveiled: Jefferies Financial Group Inc (JEF)’s Key Ratios in the Spotlight

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The price of Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE: JEF) closed at $52.56 in the last session, up 2.06% from day before closing price of $51.50. In other words, the price has increased by $2.06 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.12 million shares were traded. JEF stock price reached its highest trading level at $52.62 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $51.48.


We take a closer look at JEF’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 3.01 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.35.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Goldman on August 22, 2023, Upgraded its rating to Buy and sets its target price to $40 from $37 previously.

On July 12, 2023, Morgan Stanley Upgraded its rating to Equal-Weight which previously was Underweight and also upped its target price recommendation from $27 to $36.

Morgan Stanley Downgraded its Equal-Weight to Underweight on April 12, 2023, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $28 to $27.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 14 ’24 when FRIEDMAN BRIAN P sold 165,396 shares for $46.25 per share. The transaction valued at 7,649,433 led to the insider holds 2,425,954 shares of the business.

FRIEDMAN BRIAN P sold 60,000 shares of JEF for $2,778,222 on May 13 ’24. The President now owns 496,780 shares after completing the transaction at $46.30 per share. On May 13 ’24, another insider, FRIEDMAN BRIAN P, who serves as the President of the company, sold 55,000 shares for $46.30 each. As a result, the insider received 2,546,704 and left with 2,591,350 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, JEF now has a Market Capitalization of 11145505792 and an Enterprise Value of -6367764992. As of this moment, Jefferies’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 28.92, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 12.50. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 1.61. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.25 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.13. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at -1.103.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for JEF is 1.34, which has changed by 0.4714446 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.24919295 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, JEF has reached a high of $51.81, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $31.38. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 13.57%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 28.83%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, JEF traded on average about 1.07M shares per day over the past 3-months and 1828070 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 210.63M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 168.03M. Insiders hold about 20.76% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 62.68% stake in the company. Shares short for JEF as of 1718323200 were 1643128 with a Short Ratio of 1.54, compared to 1715731200 on 1654998. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1643128 and a Short% of Float of 0.91.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for JEF is 1.20, which was 1.2 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.023300972The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 2.94. The current Payout Ratio is 108.81% for JEF, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-05-17 with an ex-dividend date of 1724025600. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2023-01-17 when the company split stock in a 1046:1000 ratio.

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