Shares of Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) have earned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.
Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus target price of $33.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post ($0.17) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Jefferies Financial Group an industry rank of 187 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Jefferies Financial Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday.
Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.02. Jefferies Financial Group had a return on equity of 4.80% and a net margin of 0.45%. The business had revenue of $2.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.47 billion. equities research analysts anticipate that Jefferies Financial Group will post 0.84 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 15th. This is a boost from Jefferies Financial Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. Jefferies Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is 24.24%.
About Jefferies Financial Group
Jefferies Group LLC and its subsidiaries operate as a securities and investment banking firm. The Company operates in two business segments: Capital Markets segment consists of the Company’s securities and commodities trading activities and its investment banking activities, and Asset Management segment includes asset management activities and related services.
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