Analyst Ratings for Leucadia National Corp. (LUK)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE:LUK) by analysts covering the stock. LUK had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for LUK by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 30, which equates to a potential upside of 11.32 percent. The lowest price target was 30, which equates to a potential downside of 11.32 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -25 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.51 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of LUK to grow at a rate of -6.18 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of LUK is -2.6.

LUK has traded between a high of 27.34 and a low of 17.47 over the past year. Currently the stock is 54.26 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.43 percent. LUK has a P/E ratio of 16.09. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LUK value stock report compares LUK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.75 billion. LUK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.