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Jefferies Financial Group Inc (JEF) Rises From The Low: Could It Be A Catbird Seat?

Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) concluded the trading at $40.84 Friday, February 09 with a rise of 1.31% from its closing price on previous day.

Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $40.31 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 1.35 . Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 37.01. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that JEF hit a high price of $41.82 and saw its price falling to a low level of $28.34 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 3.03% in its value.

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In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with no upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review JEF stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Buy for it.

Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the JEF stock which is currently positioned at 2.06. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 1.37% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is 4.41% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 60.01 while volatility remained at 1.91% over the past week which changes to 1.72% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 1.37, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.77.

In comparing Jefferies Financial Group Inc (JEF)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of 1.31% and that of 3.63% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Morgan Stanley (MS) which saw its stock price raised by 0.28%% in the last trading and went through a decrease of -12.75% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) has fall -0.20%% down in previous session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 3.50%. Houlihan Lokey Inc. Cl A (HLI) was also up 1.17%% however its price remained floating in the green at 32.13% over the same period. Jefferies Financial Group Inc has a P/E ratio of 37.01 against that of Morgan Stanley’s 16.60 while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is showing 16.84 for the same.

Having a second look at Jefferies Financial Group Inc (NYSE:JEF) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 1.07 million, while it jumped to 0.88 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 210.63 million.

The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 26.86% while it is 63.56% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of Jan 12, 2024, number of stock’s short shares was 1.73 million which implies a short ratio of 1.27. This shows down a 0.82% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In January the standing of shares short improved as it was 1.99 million in the previous month. Addition of 1.06% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in last trading session is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.