Media stories about Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Leucadia National earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 47.3720527649641 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Leucadia National from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report 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 target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 10th.

Shares of Leucadia National (NYSE LUK) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $27.93. 1,255,364 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,644,771. Leucadia National has a 12-month low of $22.23 and a 12-month high of $28.30. The company has a market cap of $9,968.52, a P/E ratio of 18.02, a P/E/G ratio of 0.96 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a quick ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02.

Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The conglomerate reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the 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 firm had revenue of $2.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.66 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Leucadia National will post 1.59 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 13th were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 12th. Leucadia National’s dividend payout ratio is currently 25.81%.

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Leucadia National Company 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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