News headlines about Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Leucadia National earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the conglomerate an impact score of 46.1339335611391 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Leucadia National (LUK) versus Global Indemnity (GBLI) Critical Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
- Leucadia National Corporation (LUK) – Momentum Stock to Focus – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Leucadia National Corp. (LUK) Given $34.00 Consensus Target Price by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Danaher Expands in Genetics with Integrated DNA Technologies – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK): Dividend Is Coming In 3 Days, Should You Buy? (finance.yahoo.com)
LUK has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Leucadia National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 1st. TheStreet downgraded shares of Leucadia National from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd.
Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The conglomerate reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47 by $0.01. Leucadia National had a net margin of 1.81% and a return on equity of 6.25%. The business had revenue of $2.94 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.91 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.37 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Leucadia National will post 1.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Monday, March 19th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 16th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.65%. Leucadia National’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 23.67%.
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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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