Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE:LUK) has been given an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.
Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus price objective of $34.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.43 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Leucadia National an industry rank of 79 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.
LUK has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leucadia National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. TheStreet lowered shares of Leucadia National from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd.
Shares of Leucadia National (LUK) opened at $24.30 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $8,660.00, a PE ratio of 14.38, a PEG ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 0.64. Leucadia National has a 52 week low of $22.23 and a 52 week high of $28.30.
Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The conglomerate reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $2.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.91 billion. Leucadia National had a net margin of 1.81% and a return on equity of 6.25%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.37 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Leucadia National will post 1.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Monday, March 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. Leucadia National’s payout ratio is currently 23.67%.
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About Leucadia National
Leucadia National Corporation (Leucadia) is a diversified holding company focused on return on investment and long-term value. The Company’s segments, based on requirements are Jefferies, National Beef, and Corporate and other. Jefferies is a global full-service, integrated securities and investment banking firm.
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