Worth Watching: Leucadia National Corp (NYSE:LUK) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Flat in 2016 Q2

November 28, 2016 - By Dolores Ford   ·   0 Comments

Worth Watching: Leucadia National Corp (NYSE:LUK) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Flat in  2016 Q2

Sentiment for Leucadia National Corp (NYSE:LUK)

Leucadia National Corp (NYSE:LUK) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.97 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.04, from 1.01 in 2016Q1. The ratio has dropped, as 164 institutional investors increased or opened new holdings, while 162 reduced and sold holdings in Leucadia National Corp. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now possess: 250.34 million shares, down from 255.18 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Leucadia National Corp in their top 10 holdings increased from 14 to 15 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 49 Reduced: 113 Increased: 126 New Position: 38.

Leucadia National Corporation is a diversified holding firm focused on return on investment and long-term value creation to maximize shareholder value. The company has a market cap of $7.63 billion. The Company’s financial services businesses include Jefferies Group LLC (investment banking and capital markets), Leucadia Asset Management (asset management), Berkadia (commercial mortgage banking and servicing), FXCM (a publicly traded firm providing online foreign exchange trading), HomeFed Corporation (HomeFed) (a publicly traded real estate company) and Foursight Capital and Chrome Capital (vehicle finance). It has a 201.08 P/E ratio.

About 480,609 shares traded hands. Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE:LUK) has risen 26.41% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.39% the S&P500.

Analysts await Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE:LUK) to report earnings on February, 17. They expect $0.25 EPS, up 38.89% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.18 per share. LUK’s profit will be $90.19M for 21.15 P/E if the $0.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by Leucadia National Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -39.02% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “LEUCADIA NATL is a diversified financial services holding company principally engaged in personal and commercial lines of property and casualty insurance, life insurance, banking and lending and manufacturing. The Company concentrates on return on investment and cash flow to build long-term shareholder value, rather than emphasizing volume or market share. Additionally, the Company continuously evaluates the retention and disposition of its existing operations and investigates possible acquisitions of new businesses in order to maximize shareholder value.”

Arlington Value Capital Llc holds 12.16% of its portfolio in Leucadia National Corp. for 6.33 million shares. Pacifica Capital Investments Llc owns 895,496 shares or 8.19% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Old West Investment Management Llc has 6.23% invested in the company for 492,587 shares. The Florida-based Goodhaven Capital Management Llc has invested 5.43% in the stock. Rk Asset Management Llc, a Michigan-based fund reported 316,096 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 1 insider buy, and 1 insider sale for $2.83 million net activity.

LUK Company Profile

Leucadia National Corporation (Leucadia), incorporated on May 24, 1968, is a diversified holding firm focused on return on investment and long-term value creation to maximize shareholder value. The Company’s financial services businesses include Jefferies Group LLC (investment banking and capital markets), Leucadia Asset Management (asset management), Berkadia (commercial mortgage banking and servicing), FXCM (a publicly traded firm providing online foreign exchange trading), HomeFed Corporation (HomeFed) (a publicly traded real estate company) and Foursight Capital and Chrome Capital (vehicle finance). The Firm also owns and has investments in an array of other businesses, including National Beef (beef processing), HRG Group (HRG), Vitesse Energy and Juneau Energy (oil and gas exploration and development), Garcadia (automobile dealerships), Linkem (fixed wireless broadband services in Italy), Conwed Plastics and Idaho Timber (manufacturing) and Golden Queen (a gold and silver mining project).

More news for Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE:LUK) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Where’s the Beef? Leucadia National Corp. Seems to Have Found It” on August 08, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Leucadia National (LUK) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue?” and published on November 15, 2016 is yet another important article.

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