Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) went down by -1.28% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $44.47. The company’s stock price has collected -7.68% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 01/12/22 that Jefferies Stock Tumbles After Earnings Miss. It Could Be an Ominous Sign.
Is It Worth Investing in Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE :JEF) Right Now?
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 5.80 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for JEF is at 1.35. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 5 who provided ratings for Jefferies Financial Group Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 3 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $40.25, which is $10.09 above the current price. JEF currently public float of 178.10M and currently shorts hold a 4.48% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of JEF was 1.81M shares.
JEF’s Market Performance
JEF stocks went down by -7.68% for the week, with a monthly drop of -4.38% and a quarterly performance of -21.36%, while its annual performance rate touched -4.35%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.48% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.75% for Jefferies Financial Group Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -6.31% for JEF stocks with a simple moving average of -17.73% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of JEF
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for JEF stocks, with Morgan Stanley repeating the rating for JEF by listing it as a “Equal-Weight.” The predicted price for JEF in the upcoming period, according to Morgan Stanley is $40 based on the research report published on December 16th of the previous year 2021.
Keefe Bruyette, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see JEF reach a price target of $46. The rating they have provided for JEF stocks is “Mkt Perform” according to the report published on November 16th, 2021.
Goldman gave a rating of “Buy” to JEF, setting the target price at $45 in the report published on September 21st of the previous year.
JEF Trading at -6.58% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought JEF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -32.18% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 3.75%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.48%, as shares sank -4.07% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -13.43% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, JEF fell by -7.68%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -8.47% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $32.13. In addition, Jefferies Financial Group Inc. saw -22.27% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at JEF starting from O Kane Michael T, who sale 6,000 shares at the price of $33.39 back on Apr 19. After this action, O Kane Michael T now owns 97,138 shares of Jefferies Financial Group Inc., valued at $200,351 using the latest closing price.
JONES THOMAS W, the Director of Jefferies Financial Group Inc., purchase 10,000 shares at $33.48 during a trade that took place back on Mar 30, which means that JONES THOMAS W is holding 15,697 shares at $334,800 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for JEF
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +34.51 for the present operating margin
- +90.26 for the gross margin
The net margin for Jefferies Financial Group Inc. stands at +17.42.