Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Latest Trend: Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK)

Latest Trend: Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK)

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Leucadia National Corporation trades as part of the consumer packaged goods industry and trades as part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Richard B. Handler. Leucadia National Corp through its subsidiaries is engaged in investment banking and capital markets, commercial mortgage banking, asset management as well as beef processing, oil and gas exploration and development activities.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The LUK stock showed a previous change of -0.17% with an open at 23.41 and a close of 23.47. It reached an intraday high of 23.49 and a low of 23.27.

Business Wire:  Leucadia National Corporation Changes Name to Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $8.1b with 344.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 298.7m shares. Trading volume reached 1,821,527 shares compared to its average volume of 3,170,023 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Leucadia National Corporation shares returned 0.13% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -3.65%. Over three months, it changed -5.62%. In one year it has changed -3.92% and within that year its 52-week high was 28.30 and its 52-week low was 21.61. LUK stock is 8.61% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 24.81 and a 50 day moving average of 23.71. Currently LUK stock is trading -5.42% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Leucadia buys back 20M shares since April 10

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.46 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 51.02. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.32. The TTM EPS is 1.25, which comes to a TTM PE of 18.78. Historically, the PE high was 79.40 and the PE low was 8.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 10.25, which is a decrease of -56.34%.

The dividend per share is currently 0.40, which is a dividend yield of 1.70%. Also, the payout ratio is 32.00%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 79.20% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 3,950,864, which is 1.15% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.17. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.25

Business Wire:  Leucadia Has Repurchased 20 Million Shares of Common Stock Since April 10, 2018

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 0.02%, profit margin is 0.87% and price-to-book is 0.79.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 0  :Overall Score

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