The key reasons why Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) is -15.27% away from 52-week high?

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF) open the trading on October 22, 2020, with great promise as it jumped 1.34% to $20.36. During the day, the stock rose to $20.43 and sunk to $19.815 before settling in for the price of $20.09 at the close. Taking a more long-term approach, JEF posted a 52-week range of $11.20-$24.03.

The Financial Sector giants’ yearly sales growth during the last 5-year period was -16.20%. Meanwhile, its Annual Earning per share during the time was 39.10%. Nevertheless, stock’s Earnings Per Share (EPS) this year is 264.40%. This publicly-traded company’s shares outstanding now amounts to $280.70 million, simultaneously with a float of $194.29 million. The organization now has a market capitalization sitting at $5.19 billion. At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average stood at $18.30, while the 200-day Moving Average is $17.12.

Let’s gauge the efficiency of the firm, which has a total of 4800 employees. It has generated 1,081,376 per worker during the last fiscal year. Meanwhile, its income per employee was 199,817. The stock had 0.82 Receivables turnover and 0.11 Total Asset turnover. For the Profitability, stocks gross margin was +86.60, operating margin was +3.46 and Pretax Margin of +9.22.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) Ownership Facts and Figures

Sometimes it helps to make our mind if we keep our tabs on how bigger investors are working with the stock of the Financial Conglomerates industry. Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s current insider ownership accounts for 10.70%, in contrast to 79.50% institutional ownership. According to the most recent insider trade that took place on Jul 13, this organization’s President bought 5,000 shares at the rate of 16.27, making the entire transaction reach 81,350 in total value, affecting insider ownership by 9,052,053. Preceding that transaction, on Nov 29, Company’s Chairman of the Board sold 257,505 for 21.03, making the whole transaction’s value amount to 5,415,330. This particular insider is now the holder of 19,606,163 in total.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) Earnings and Revenue Records

So, what does the last quarter earnings report of the company that was made public on 8/30/2020 suggests? It has posted $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) beating the forecaster’s viewpoint (set at $0.33) by $0.74. This company achieved a net margin of +18.48 while generating a return on equity of 9.70. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 0.24 per share during the current fiscal year.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc.’s EPS increase for this current 12-month fiscal period is 264.40% and is forecasted to reach 1.48 in the upcoming year. Considering the longer run, market analysts have predicted that Company’s EPS will increase by 18.00% through the next 5 years, which can be compared against the 39.10% growth it accomplished over the previous five years trading on the market.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF) Trading Performance Indicators

Let’s observe the current performance indicators for Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF). The Stock has managed to achieve an average true range (ATR) of 0.61. Alongside those numbers, its PE Ratio stands at $15.94, and its Beta score is 1.51. Another valuable indicator worth pondering is a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months, which is currently 0.99. Similarly, its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is now 3.83.

In the same vein, JEF’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) trailing twelve months is recorded 1.28, a figure that is expected to reach 0.33 in the next quarter, and analysts are predicting that it will be 1.48 at the market close of one year from today.

Technical Analysis of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF)

[Jefferies Financial Group Inc., JEF] recent stats showed that its last 5-days Average volume was poorer than the volume it posted in the year-ago period. During the previous 9 days, stock’s Stochastic %D was recorded 49.45% While, its Average True Range was 0.58.

Raw Stochastic average of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) in the period of the previous 100 days is set at 94.53%, which indicates a major rise in contrast to 84.48% during the last 2-weeks. If we go through the volatility metrics of the stock, In the past 14-days, Company’s historic volatility was 23.61% that was lower than 34.37% volatility it exhibited in the past 100-days period.

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