Press coverage about Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the conglomerate an impact score of 47.1113431920945 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
LUK has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leucadia National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. TheStreet raised shares of Leucadia National from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd.
Shares of Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) traded up $0.38 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $28.01. 1,174,830 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,286,591. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.67. Leucadia National has a one year low of $22.23 and a one year high of $28.30. The stock has a market cap of $9,979.21, a PE ratio of 18.07, a PEG ratio of 0.96 and a beta of 1.29.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 13th were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 12th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.43%. Leucadia National’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.81%.
About Leucadia National
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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