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How to Buy Jefferies Financial Group Stock

Jefferies Financial Group Inc

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. , a diversified financial services company, engages in investment banking and capital markets, asset management, and direct investing businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Jefferies Financial Group stock last closed at $39.13, down 0.23% from the previous day, and has increased 12.25% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Financial Conglomerates industry by 0.16 percentage points. Jefferies Financial Group stock is currently +51.23% from its 52-week low of $25.88, and -4.09% from its 52-week high of $40.80.

At the moment, there are 226.16M shares of JEF outstanding. The market value of JEF is $8.85B. In the last 24 hours, 651,755 JEF shares were traded.

How to Buy Jefferies Financial Group Stock

Not sure how to invest in Jefferies Financial Group stock? Here's how.
  1. Choose where to buy Jefferies Financial Group stock: You need to pick a stock brokerage, but don't worry - we've tried dozens of online brokerages and apps to help you figure out where to buy Jefferies Financial Group stock.
  2. Create your brokerage account: Sign up for 0% commission trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've identified.
  3. Deposit funds into your brokerage account: Select your payment method and add your information.
  4. Evaluate Jefferies Financial Group stock: The Jefferies Financial Group ticker symbol is JEF. Is Jefferies Financial Group stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of JEF? How do JEF's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Jefferies Financial Group is a good buy? Why has JEF's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock research tools can help you understand if JEF is a good stock to buy).
  5. Execute your JEF trade: Decide if you will purchase JEF shares at the current market price or use a limit order to buy JEF shares at a specific price.
  6. Monitor your investment in JEF: Create a watchlist to track your investment in Jefferies Financial Group shares.

Step 1: Choose where to buy Jefferies Financial Group stock

You need a brokerage account to access the NYSE market and buy JEF shares.

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Step 4: Evaluate Jefferies Financial Group stock

After you have figured out the best place to buy Jefferies Financial Group stock, it's important to research their stock prior to investing, so you actually comprehend the risk as well as the opportunity.

Jefferies Financial Group Numbers

JEF Price
$39.13
1w %
2.78%
1y %
12.25%
5y %
43.97%
P/E
12.5x
P/B
0.86x
P/S
1.48x
PEG
0.93x
Revenue
$5.98B
Earnings
$777.17M
Fore. Rev. Growth
-4.98%
Fore. Earn. Growth
16.61%
Market Cap
$8.85B
Next Earnings
N/A
Next Dividend
Feb 24, 2023

Jefferies Financial Group Due Diligence Checks

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You can view all of the due diligence checks on JEF's stock page.

Is JEF stock undervalued?

Analysts use a variety of different financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge JEF's intrinsic value.

Using relative valuations ratios:

  • JEF could be overvalued based on its P/E ratio of 12.5x, relative to Financial Conglomerates industry P/E ratio of 8.72x
  • JEF could be undervalued based on its P/B ratio of 0.86x, relative to Financial Conglomerates industry P/B ratio of 1.14x
  • JEF could be undervalued based on its PEG ratio of 0.93x

You can do more valuation analysis on JEF's stock here.

JEF Financial Health Overview

Passed Financial Due Diligence Checks:

  • JEF earnings of $1.06B is not sufficient to cover its interest payments.

Failed Financial Due Diligence Checks:

  • Total JEF debt is higher than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.
  • JEF profit margin has gone down from 20.8% to 13% in the past year.
  • JEF's operating cash flow of $1.80B allows it to safely service it's debt of $30.38B.
  • JEF has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 3.97.

Do analysts think it's a good time to buy JEF stock

Out of 4 sell side analysts who give ratings on JEF, the consensus analyst rating on JEF is a Hold

It's important to keep in mind that analyst forecasts are not stock recommendations, nor are they investment advice.

Latest JEF Analyst Forecasts

James Yaro, a bottom 25% analyst from Goldman Sachs downgrades JEF to a hold rating and announces their JEF price target of $40.00, on Jan 11, 2023.

Michael Brown, a top 11% analyst from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgrades JEF to a hold rating and lowers their JEF price target from $38.00 to $37.00, on Dec 22, 2022.

Manan Gosalia, a bottom 9% analyst from Morgan Stanley maintains JEF with a hold rating and lowers their JEF price target from $32.00 to $28.00, on Jul 19, 2022.

Chris Kotowski, a top 1% analyst from Oppenheimer maintains JEF with a buy rating and lowers their JEF price target from $50.00 to $47.00, on Jun 7, 2022.

An analyst from Morgan Stanley maintains JEF with a hold rating and lowers their JEF price target from $40.00 to $35.00, on Mar 8, 2022.

You can dive deeper into what analysts are saying on the Jefferies Financial Group stock forecast page.

Metrics for Advanced JEF Traders

SMA10
38.66
SMA20
37.98
SMA50
37.02
SMA100
34.85
SMA200
32.98
MACD
0.75
MACD Signal
0.73
MACD Histogram
0.03
RSI
59
Stochastic %K
58.82
Stochastic %D
60.66
StochRSI %K
40.97
StochRSI %D
38.51

Is JEF Growing Revenue?

Last year, JEF earnings were $777.17M. In the past 5 year, JEF's earnings have increased by 47.39% per year. This was slower than the Financial Conglomerates industry average of 68.16%.

Last year, JEF revenue was $5.98B. In the past 5 year, JEF's revenue has increased by 7.96% per year. This was faster than the Financial Conglomerates industry average of 5.07%.

Dive into JEF's earnings and revenue performance here.

Are JEF insiders buying or selling the stock?

Over the last year, executives and large shareholders at JEF have sold more shares than they have bought.

Brian P. Friedman, President of JEF, was the latest JEF insider to sell. They sold $24,814,185.96 worth of JEF shares on Jan 24, 2023.

Research more about who owns JEF shares here.

Does JEF stock generate passive income?

Jefferies Financial Group pays a dividend of 3.83%, compared to the Financial Conglomerates industry's average dividend yield of 4.66%. If you owned $1,000 of JEF stock, you would have been paid $38.33 in the past 12 months.

Jefferies Financial Group dividend payments have consistently grown over the past decade but have not remained stable.

Get more info about Jefferies Financial Group dividend yield and history here.

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Step 5: Execute your JEF trade

There are two main options:

  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a security at the best possible price.
    Market orders are generally fine for most investors.
  • Limit order: A limit order is an order to buy or sell a stock at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to be sure you're buying or selling at a specific price limit, use a limit order.

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Step 6: Monitor your investment in JEF

Now that you own some shares in JEF, you'll want to keep up with your shares.

Add JEF to a watchlist to get notified of the latest news about your JEF stock.

JEF Feed

How to Buy Stock in Jefferies Financial Group

To summarize, here are the 6 steps to buy stock in Jefferies Financial Group:

  1. Choose where to buy Jefferies Financial Group stock
  2. Create your brokerage account
  3. Deposit funds into your brokerage account
  4. Evaluate Jefferies Financial Group stock
  5. Execute your JEF trade
  6. Monitor your investment in JEF

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NYSE: JEF
$39.13-0.09 (-0.23%)
Updated Jan 27, 2023
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NYSE: JEF
$39.13-0.09 (-0.23%)
Updated Jan 27, 2023
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Jefferies Financial Group share?

As of Jan 27, 2023, it costs $39.13 to buy one share of Jefferies Financial Group stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Jefferies Financial Group stock?

According to 4 Wall Street analysts who monitor Jefferies Financial Group, their consensus recommendation is to hold Jefferies Financial Group stock.

What is the best way to buy Jefferies Financial Group stock?

One way to place an order for Jefferies Financial Group stock is with a brokerage account.
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