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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for LUK. The maximum price target given was 30, implying potential capital gains of 11.32 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -25 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.51 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

LUK has an estimated earnings growth rate of -6.18 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. LUK has a PEG ratio of -2.6.

In the last 52-weeks, LUK has achieved a high of 27.34 and a low of 17.47. Today's price is 54.26 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.43 percent lower than its 52-week high. LUK has a price/earnings 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 market cap of LUK is $9.75 billion. LUK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.