Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Leucadia National (LUK) Stock Price

Headlines about Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Leucadia National earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 46.4159017766379 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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Leucadia National stock traded up $0.33 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $24.63. 3,120,715 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,174,670. The company has a market cap of $8,656.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.93, a PEG ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. Leucadia National has a 12-month low of $21.61 and a 12-month high of $28.30.

Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The conglomerate reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.94 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.91 billion. Leucadia National had a net margin of 1.81% and a return on equity of 6.25%. Leucadia National’s revenue was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.37 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Leucadia National will post 1.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Monday, March 19th were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 16th. Leucadia National’s payout ratio is 24.24%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on LUK. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leucadia National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Leucadia National from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Leucadia National from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd.

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Leucadia National Company Profile

Leucadia National Corporation operates as a diversified holding company that focuses on financial service businesses and investments in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Its services include equities research, sales, and trading; financing, securities lending, and other brokerage; wealth management; fixed income sales and trading; futures; equity capital markets, debt capital markets, and financial advisory; and asset management services.

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