Searching For Real Value In Market Debris At Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE: JEF)

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As a NYSE listed company, JEF falls under the Financial sector while operating within the Capital Markets industry segment. The current market capitalization of Jefferies Financial Group Inc is $9.72B. A total of 0.76 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.01M shares.

In the most recent transaction, HANDLER RICHARD B sold 1,500,000 shares of JEF for 43.50 per share on Apr 24 ’24. After the transaction, the CEO now owns 15,314,150 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 04 ’23, STEINBERG JOSEPH S sold 134,217 shares at 35.79 per share. JEF shares that Chairman of the Board owns now total 15,744,184.

Among the insiders who sold shares, STEINBERG JOSEPH S disposed of 346,984 shares on Aug 03 ’23 at a per-share price of $35.68. This resulted in the Chairman of the Board holding 15,878,401 shares of JEF after the transaction. In another insider transaction, STEINBERG JOSEPH S sold 225,311 shares at $35.87 per share on Aug 02 ’23. Company shares held by the Chairman of the Board now total 16,225,385.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Jefferies Financial Group Inc pays an annual dividend of $1.20, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.62%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 37.47. JEF’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/17/2024 when it declared a $0.30 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/30/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 2/27/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/15/2024. The JEF stock dividend was $0.30 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, JEF has a high of $47.39 and a low of $29.33.

As of this writing, JEF has an earnings estimate of $0.72 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3.0 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.78 per share and a lower estimate of $0.63. The company reported an EPS of $0.05 in the last quarter

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. JEF’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $10.76B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $11.42B in debt and $11.97B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $46.13, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $10.61B.

Analysts Opinion

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. 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 4.33.

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