Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) had its price target raised by analysts at Oppenheimer from $25.00 to $26.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, BenzingaRatingsTable reports. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the financial services provider’s stock. Oppenheimer’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 71.73% from the stock’s current price.

Other analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Jefferies Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Jefferies Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 24th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Jefferies Financial Group from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.00.

Jefferies Financial Group stock opened at $15.14 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $3.87 billion, a PE ratio of 4.62 and a beta of 1.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a current ratio of 1.63. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $14.58 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $17.55. Jefferies Financial Group has a twelve month low of $11.20 and a twelve month high of $24.03.

Jefferies Financial Group (NYSE:JEF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, June 29th. The financial services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.19. 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 the consensus estimate of $844.30 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS. Jefferies Financial Group’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Jefferies Financial Group will post 0.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. CWM Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Jefferies Financial Group in the 1st quarter valued at about $40,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Jefferies Financial Group during the 4th quarter worth approximately $55,000. Signaturefd LLC boosted its stake in Jefferies Financial Group by 43.6% during the 1st quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 4,292 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $59,000 after acquiring an additional 1,303 shares during the last quarter. Procyon Private Wealth Partners LLC bought a new position in Jefferies Financial Group during the 4th quarter worth approximately $75,000. Finally, Ancora Advisors LLC bought a new position in Jefferies Financial Group during the 4th quarter worth approximately $132,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 69.06% of the company’s stock.

About Jefferies Financial Group

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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