News headlines about Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Leucadia National earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the conglomerate an impact score of 46.0520946187473 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Leucadia National (NYSE LUK) traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $24.39. The stock had a trading volume of 756,295 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,689,542. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,728.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 1.30. Leucadia National has a 1-year low of $22.23 and a 1-year high of $28.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 0.64 and a quick ratio of 0.64.

Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The conglomerate reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $2.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.91 billion. Leucadia National had a return on equity of 6.25% and a net margin of 1.81%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.37 EPS. equities analysts expect that Leucadia National will post 1.82 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. Leucadia National’s payout ratio is 90.91%.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leucadia National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. TheStreet downgraded Leucadia National from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd.

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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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