Briefing on the Fundamentals of Jefferies Financial

One of the losers of today's trading session was Jefferies Financial. Shares of the Capital markets company plunged -4.4%, and some investors may be wondering if its price of $44.1 would make a good entry point. Here's what you should know if you are considering this investment:

  • Jefferies Financial has moved 38.9% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 27.9%

  • JEF has an average analyst rating of buy and is -10.0% away from its mean target price of $49.0 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $1.12

  • Jefferies Financial has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 39.4 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $4.14 and its forward P/E ratio is 10.7

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 0.96 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Jefferies Financial is part of the Finance sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 12.38 and an average P/B of 1.58

  • JEF has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 20.3% and gross profit margins of 0.8%

  • Jefferies Financial Group Inc. operates as an investment banking and capital markets firm in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific. The company operates in two segments, Investment Banking and Capital Markets, and Asset Management.

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