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

News articles about Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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 media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 46.3835236339529 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Leucadia National opened at $23.47 on Tuesday, reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 0.68 and a current ratio of 0.68. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.09 billion, a PE ratio of 14.22, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.27. Leucadia National has a twelve month low of $21.61 and a twelve month high of $28.30.

Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The conglomerate reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.68 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.47 billion. Leucadia National had a return on equity of 4.80% and a net margin of 0.45%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.75 EPS. analysts expect that Leucadia National will post 0.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on LUK shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Leucadia National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. ValuEngine downgraded Leucadia National from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd.

About Leucadia National

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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