Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF):
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) settled with change of 2.88% pushing the price on the $20.36 per share in recent trading session ended on Friday. The latest trading activity showed that the stock price is 25.68% off from its 52-week low and traded with move of -18.78% from high printed in the last 52-week period. The Company kept 249.68M Floating Shares and holds 299.88M shares outstanding.
The company’s earnings per share shows growth of 123.90% for the current year and expected to arrive earnings growth for the next year at 4.76% . Analyst projected EPS growth for the next 5 years at18.00%. The company’s EPS growth rate for past five years was 11.10%. The earnings growth rate for the next years is an important measure for investors planning to hold onto a stock for several years. The company’s earnings will usually have a direct relationship to the price of the company’s stock. The stock observed Sales growth of -14.90% during past 5 years. EPS growth quarter over quarter stands at 341.80% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is at -12.70%.
Shares price moved with -4.14% from its 50 Day high and distanced at 11.62% from 50 Day low. For the next one year period, the average of individual price target estimates referred by covering sell-side analysts is $31.
As took short look on profitability, the firm profit margin which was recorded 24.60%, and operating margin was noted at 5.40%. The company maintained a Gross Margin of 65.00%. The Institutional ownership of the firm is 81.50% while Insiders ownership is 8.10%. Company has kept return on investment (ROI) at 2.40% over the previous 12 months and has been able to maintain return on asset (ROA) at 2.50% for the last twelve months. Return on equity (ROE) recorded at 11.70%.
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) stock recent traded volume stands with 1817196 shares as compared with its average volume of 2155.93K shares. The relative volume observed at 0.84.
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The current ratio of 0.8 is mainly used to give an idea of a company’s ability to pay back its liabilities (debt and accounts payable) with its assets (cash, marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivable). As such, current ratio can be used to make a rough estimate of a company’s financial health.
The long term debt/equity shows a value of 0.92 with a total debt/equity of 1.82. It gives the investors the idea on the company’s financial leverage, measured by apportioning total liabilities by its stockholders equity. It also illustrates how much debt the corporation is using to finance its assets in relation to the value represented in shareholders’ equity.
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Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) stock moved higher 5.11% in contrast to its 20 day moving average displaying short-term positive movement of stock. It shifted 2.51% above its 50-day simple moving average. This is showing medium-term optimistic trend based on SMA 50. The stock price went underground -3.69% from its 200-day simple moving average identifying long-term downward trend.
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