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Investing In Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF): Why Should You?

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $38.67. The Jefferies Financial Group Inc. has recorded 938,958 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed CORRECTING and REPLACING Jefferies Financial Group Inc. to Host Annual Investor Meeting.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Capital Markets industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $38.67 and fluctuated between $38.76 as its day high and $38.12 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. is $8.44B. A total of 5.54 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.21M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, JEF has seen 2 BUY and 6 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 70,619 and the disposition of 1,216,679 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 47 BUYs and 23 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 6,234,003 shares during that period but sold 7,731,095.

In the most recent transaction, STEINBERG JOSEPH S sold 134,217 shares of JEF for 35.79 per share on Aug 04. After the transaction, the Chairman of the Board now owns 15,744,184 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 03, STEINBERG JOSEPH S sold 346,984 shares at 35.68 per share. JEF shares that Chairman of the Board owns now total 15,878,401.

Among the insiders who sold shares, STEINBERG JOSEPH S disposed of 225,311 shares on Aug 02 at a per-share price of $35.87. This resulted in the Chairman of the Board holding 16,225,385 shares of JEF after the transaction. In another insider transaction, STEINBERG JOSEPH S sold 222,756 shares at $36.23 per share on Aug 01. Company shares held by the Chairman of the Board now total 16,450,696.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.20, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.10%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.04. JEF’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/11/2023 when it declared a $0.30 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 8/25/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 5/26/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 5/12/2023. The JEF stock dividend was $0.30 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for JEF in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $39.67 with high estimates of $43.00 and low estimates of $36.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, JEF has a high of $40.68 and a low of $27.48.

As of this writing, JEF has an earnings estimate of $0.35 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.41 per share and a lower estimate of $0.28. The company reported an EPS of $0.54 in the last quarter, which was 25.60% higher than expectations of $0.43.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. JEF’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $10.76B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $19.87B in debt and $22.28B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $39.97, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $10.73B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for JEF is Buy with a score of 4.00.

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