NEW YORK (AP) _ Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (JEF) on Thursday reported profit of $49.8 million in its fiscal third quarter.
The New York-based company said it had net income of 15 cents per share.
The investment banking and capital markets company posted revenue of $856.8 million in the period.
Jefferies shares have risen 13% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $19.54, a decrease of 12% in the last 12 months.