News headlines about Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Leucadia National Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 46.339119920132 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Several brokerages have weighed in on LUK. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Leucadia National Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. BidaskClub cut Leucadia National Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th.

Leucadia National Corporation (LUK) traded up 1.92% on Monday, hitting $23.37. The stock had a trading volume of 1,831,750 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $24.24 and its 200-day moving average is $25.44. Leucadia National Corporation has a 52-week low of $17.87 and a 52-week high of $27.34. The company has a market cap of $8.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.85 and a beta of 1.27.

Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The conglomerate reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.14). Leucadia National Corporation had a return on equity of 6.27% and a net margin of 5.94%. The firm had revenue of $2.73 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.65 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.15 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Leucadia National Corporation will post $1.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. This is a positive change from Leucadia National Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.71%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 15th. Leucadia National Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 23.67%.

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About Leucadia National Corporation

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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