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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for LUK. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 30, implying a possible profit of 11.32 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 30, which equates to a potential downside of 11.32 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -25 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.51 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of LUK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -6.18 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Currently the stock is 54.26 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.43 percent. 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.