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How to buy Jefferies Financial Group stock

Learn how to easily invest in Jefferies Financial Group stock.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc is a capital markets business based in the US. Jefferies Financial Group shares (JEF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Jefferies Financial Group employs 5,619 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $6.8 billion.

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Jefferies Financial Group stock price (NYSE: JEF)

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Jefferies Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-25.
Latest market close$29.22
52-week range$25.65 - $43.05
50-day moving average $32.55
200-day moving average $33.25
Wall St. target price$37.75
PE ratio 6.8136
Dividend yield $1.1 (4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.40

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Jefferies Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.22 from 2022-09-26

1 week (2022-09-21) -9.70%
1 month (2022-08-25) -13.27%
3 months (2022-06-28) 3.43%
6 months (2022-03-24) N/A
1 year (2021-09-28) -22.10%
2 years (2020-09-28) 58.12%
3 years (2019-09-27) 64.53%
5 years (2017-09-27) 24.81%

Is Jefferies Financial Group stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Jefferies Financial Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Jefferies Financial Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Jefferies Financial Group's P/E ratio

Jefferies Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Jefferies Financial Group shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Jefferies Financial Group's EBITDA

Jefferies Financial Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Jefferies Financial Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Jefferies Financial Group financials

Revenue TTM $6.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.29%
Gross profit TTM $6.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.06%
Return on equity TTM 11.43%
Profit margin 17.39%
Book value $44.34
Market capitalisation $7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Jefferies Financial Group's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Jefferies Financial Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Jefferies Financial Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.53

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Jefferies Financial Group's overall score of 31.53 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 65th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Jefferies Financial Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Jefferies Financial Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.14/100

Jefferies Financial Group's social score

Social score: 12.09/100

Jefferies Financial Group's governance score

Governance score: 9.79/100

Jefferies Financial Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Jefferies Financial Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Jefferies Financial Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Jefferies Financial Group Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.53
Total ESG percentile 65.02
Environmental score 0.14
Social score 12.09
Governance score 9.79
Level of controversy 2

Jefferies Financial Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 31.86% of net profits

Recently Jefferies Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 31.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Jefferies Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Jefferies Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.1 per share.

While Jefferies Financial Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Jefferies Financial Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Jefferies Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 25 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Jefferies Financial Group's shares ever split?

Jefferies Financial Group's shares were split on a 1068:1000 basis on 26 September 2019. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1068 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Jefferies Financial Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 6.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Jefferies Financial Group shares which in turn could have impacted Jefferies Financial Group's share price.

Jefferies Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Jefferies Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.6502 up to $43.0462. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JEF.US volatility(beta: 1.39)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Jefferies Financial Group's is 1.3883. This would suggest that Jefferies Financial Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Jefferies Financial Group overview

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. engages in the investment banking and capital markets, and asset management businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company operates in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, Asset Management, Merchant Banking, and Corporate segments. It provides investment banking, advisory services with respect to mergers or acquisitions, restructurings or recapitalizations and private capital advisory transactions; equity and debt underwriting; and corporate lending. In addition, the company offers financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services; equities research and finance; and wealth management services. Further, it provides clients with sales and trading of investment grade corporate bonds, U. S.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Jefferies Financial Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 26.487% of Jefferies Financial Group shares are held by insiders and 67.178% by institutions.
How many people work for Jefferies Financial Group?
Latest data suggests 5,619 work at Jefferies Financial Group.
When does the fiscal year end for Jefferies Financial Group?
Jefferies Financial Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Jefferies Financial Group based?
Jefferies Financial Group's address is: 520 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10022
What is Jefferies Financial Group's ISIN number?
Jefferies Financial Group's international securities identification number is: US47233W1099
What is Jefferies Financial Group's CUSIP number?
Jefferies Financial Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 47233W109

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