Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF): Price and Financial Metrics

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF): $30.70

0.71 (+2.37%)

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  • Value is the dimension where JEF ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 90.01% of US stocks.
  • JEF's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • JEF's current lowest rank is in the Quality metric (where it is better than 34.38% of US stocks).

JEF Stock Summary

  • Jefferies Financial Group Inc's stock had its IPO on November 5, 1987, making it an older stock than 90.52% of US equities in our set.
  • With a price/earnings ratio of 6.12, Jefferies Financial Group Inc P/E ratio is greater than that of about only 7.48% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • As for revenue growth, note that JEF's revenue has grown 59.78% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of 90.75% of US companies in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Jefferies Financial Group Inc are HOG, KRNY, ONB, NFBK, and RBB.
  • Visit JEF's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

JEF Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Financial Services stock, JEF's price/sales ratio is 68.57% lower, now standing at 1.1.
  • JEF's price/sales ratio has moved down $1.6 over the prior 243 months.
  • Over the past 243 months, JEF's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up $8.7.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for JEF.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
JEF 2020-08-25 1.0 0.5 11.7 48.1
JEF 2011-03-01 6.0 1.1 4.1 10.3
JEF 2010-11-23 5.0 1.3 41.5 28.2
JEF 2005-05-13 1.6 1.7 23.7 19.5
JEF 2004-03-31 6.8 1.8 38.9 49.2
JEF 2002-06-12 5.4 1.5 73.3 20.0

JEF Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of JEF, see our JEF price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $38.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.25 (Strong Buy)

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JEF Price/Volume Stats

Current price $30.70 52-week high $34.86
Prev. close $29.99 52-week low $14.14
Day low $30.01 Volume 2,354,800
Day high $30.90 Avg. volume 2,242,513
50-day MA $31.97 Dividend yield 2.61%
200-day MA $26.45 Market Cap 7.58B

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) Company Bio

Jefferies Financial Group (formerly Leucadia National Corporation) operates in the investment banking and capital markets sector. Leucadia The company also owns and holds investments in various other businesses, including beef processing, manufacturing, energy projects, asset management, and real estate. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in New York, New York.

JEF Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$30.70$154.29 384%

The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Jefferies Financial Group Inc. To summarize, we found that Jefferies Financial Group Inc ranked in the 82th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 386.17%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for JEF, they are:

  • The company's balance sheet shows it gets 19% of its capital from equity, and 81% of its capital from debt. Notably, its equity weight is greater than only 3.96% of US equities in the Financial Services sector yielding a positive free cash flow.
  • Jefferies Financial Group Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 6%; for context, that number is higher than only 0.09% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • JEF's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than only 0.09% of tickers in our DCF set.

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Latest JEF News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Jefferies Financial Group Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate JEF as an investment opportunity.

Jefferies (JEF) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

Jefferies (JEF) closed the most recent trading day at $29.99, moving -0.17% from the previous trading session.

Yahoo | June 22, 2021

Is Jefferies Financial (JEF) A Smart Long-Term Buy?

Miller/Howard Investments, an investment management firm, published its first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. Miller/Howard’s Infrastructure Strategy remains well-positioned to capitalize on momentum toward value and income stocks. The strategy has a yield over twice that of the S&P 500 and is trading well-below the broader market’s […]

Yahoo | June 16, 2021

Amazon Added to Jefferies Franchise Pick List as Post-COVID Play

Amazon users have continued to spend more online even after COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, according to Jefferies.

Yahoo | June 16, 2021

Jefferies (JEF) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Jefferies (JEF) closed at $31.20, marking a -0.64% move from the previous day.

Yahoo | June 15, 2021

Leucadia Asset Management Announces Strategic Relationship With Ken Xu and Strategic Vision Investment

NEW YORK & LONDON & HONG KONG, Jun 15, 2021--Leucadia Asset Management ("LAM") today announced a strategic relationship with Strategic Vision Investment ("SVI"), a Hong-Kong based asset manager run by Ken Xu, who is Chief Investment Officer. SVI employs both a long/short and a long-only equities strategy focused on Greater China.

Yahoo | June 15, 2021

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JEF Price Returns

1-mo -2.66%
3-mo -0.66%
6-mo N/A
1-year 112.72%
3-year 54.54%
5-year 125.59%
YTD 26.51%
2020 19.00%
2019 35.18%
2018 -33.15%
2017 15.42%
2016 35.53%

JEF Dividends

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