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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 30, which equates to a potential upside of 11.32 percent. The minimum price target given was 30, implying potential capital losses of 11.32 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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 trailing 52-weeks, LUK hit 27.34 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 17.47. Currently the stock is 54.26 percent higher than its 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.