Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) issued its earnings results on Monday. The financial services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.19, Briefing.com reports. Jefferies Financial Group had a net margin of 24.03% and a return on equity of 5.63%. The business had revenue of $1.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $844.30 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.14 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year.
JEF opened at $15.14 on Tuesday. Jefferies Financial Group has a 1-year low of $11.20 and a 1-year high of $24.03. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $14.58 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $17.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.63 and a quick ratio of 1.63. The firm has a market cap of $3.87 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.62 and a beta of 1.43.
JEF has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Jefferies Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 24th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jefferies Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 6th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Jefferies Financial Group from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 15th.
Jefferies Financial Group Inc, a financial services company, engages in investment banking and capital markets, asset management, and direct investing businesses in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. the company also offers equities research, sales, and trading services; equity finance services comprising financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services; and wealth management services to high net worth individuals, their families and businesses, private equity and venture funds, and small institutions.
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