Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE:LUK) has been given an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Analysts have set a 12 month consensus price objective of $34.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.47 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Leucadia National an industry rank of 100 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on LUK shares. TheStreet raised shares of Leucadia National from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leucadia National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Atlantic Trust Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Leucadia National during the 3rd quarter worth about $1,713,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its holdings in shares of Leucadia National by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 696,968 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $17,598,000 after purchasing an additional 22,229 shares during the period. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of Leucadia National by 1.9% during the 3rd quarter. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. now owns 2,954,554 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $74,602,000 after purchasing an additional 55,564 shares during the period. IFM Investors Pty Ltd grew its holdings in shares of Leucadia National by 44.7% during the 3rd quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd now owns 15,882 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $401,000 after purchasing an additional 4,905 shares during the period. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System grew its holdings in shares of Leucadia National by 5.1% during the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 1,029,635 shares of the conglomerate’s stock worth $25,998,000 after purchasing an additional 49,935 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.86% of the company’s stock.

Leucadia National (NYSE LUK) opened at $26.69 on Thursday. Leucadia National has a one year low of $22.23 and a one year high of $27.33. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. The company has a market cap of $9,510.00, a PE ratio of 17.22, a PEG ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 1.29.

Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The conglomerate reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.10. Leucadia National had a net margin of 5.48% and a return on equity of 5.83%. The company had revenue of $2.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.66 billion. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Leucadia National will post 1.59 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 12th. Leucadia National’s payout ratio is currently 25.81%.

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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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