American Century Companies Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) by 50.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,531,865 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after buying an additional 854,352 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. owned approximately 0.71% of Leucadia National Corporation worth $63,930,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans lifted its position in Leucadia National Corporation by 3.4% during the second quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 12,271 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $321,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares during the period. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new position in Leucadia National Corporation during the third quarter valued at $8,823,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board lifted its position in Leucadia National Corporation by 30.2% during the second quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 282,552 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $7,392,000 after purchasing an additional 65,460 shares during the period. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund lifted its position in Leucadia National Corporation by 20.5% during the second quarter. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund now owns 82,668 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $2,163,000 after purchasing an additional 14,059 shares during the period. Finally, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC lifted its position in Leucadia National Corporation by 38.5% during the second quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC now owns 631,478 shares of the conglomerate’s stock valued at $16,519,000 after purchasing an additional 175,635 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.25% of the company’s stock.

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Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE LUK) opened at $25.66 on Friday. Leucadia National Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $20.17 and a fifty-two week high of $27.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.67. The firm has a market cap of $9,141.97, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 1.29.

Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The conglomerate reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $2.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.66 billion. Leucadia National Corporation had a net margin of 5.48% and a return on equity of 5.83%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Leucadia National Corporation will post 1.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 12th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.56%. Leucadia National Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 25.81%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Leucadia National Corporation from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub cut shares of Leucadia National Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leucadia National Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 10th.

Leucadia National Corporation Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK)

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