Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK): A worthy Investment or not?


Technical Indicators and Signals

The stochastic oscillator indicator is the important indicator to compare the security price over a certain period of time. The stochastic %K of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) for the period of 9-Day stands at 63.45% while the stochastic %D for the same period stands at 50.81%.

The 7-Day Average Directional Index ADX (also known as Trend Strength Indicator) of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) signals “Buy” while other important signals like the 20-Day Moving Average Vs. Price signals “Buy”.

Another important signal of trend and momentum of a security is 20-50 Day MACD Oscillator or Moving Average Convergence Divergence signals “Buy” for Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) while 20-100 Day MACD Oscillator indicates “Sell”.

Bollinger band is a volatility indicator of a certain security, currently Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK)’s 20-Day Bollinger Band indicates “Hold”.

About Company

Leucadia National Corporation is a diversified holding company focused on return on investment and long-term value. The Company’s segments, based on requirements are Jefferies, National Beef, and Corporate and other. Jefferies is a global full-service, integrated securities and investment banking firm. National Beef processes and markets fresh boxed beef, case-ready beef, beef by-products and wet blue leather for domestic and international markets. Its financial services businesses include Jefferies Group LLC, Leucadia Asset Management, Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC, FXCM Group, LLC, HomeFed Corporation and Foursight Capital and Chrome Capital. It also owns investments in an array of businesses, including National Beef, HRG Group, Inc., Vitesse Energy, LLC and Juneau Energy, LLC, Conwed Plastics and Idaho Timber and Golden Queen Mining Company, LLC. Leucadia holds equity interests in various businesses, and continues to consider new acquisitions and investments. Leucadia is headquartered in New York, NY.

Previous Day Activity Analysis

On the last trading day, Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) opened the session at $25.31 and after going up 1.66% closed at $25.71. The stock gained 0.4 points in the last trade.

Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK)’s stock fluctuated in the range of $25.31 and $25.72 during the previous active session. Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) traded with the volume of 1.41 Million with average volume of 1.5 Million. The stock has LOW volatility on the last trading session.

Currently the Beta for the company remains at 1.3 while ATR (Average True Range) and RSI (Relative Strength Index) are at 0.34 and 71.85 respectively.

Currently the Insider Ownership of the shares of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) is at 5.8% and the shares outstanding are 359.2 Million.

Important Ratio Analysis

Some important ratios to consider here for Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) are discussed below:

Dividend yield of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) stands at 1.56% whereas Price to Earnings P/E ratio stands at 15.15 while Forward P/E shows the value of 16.91.

The PEG ratio (Price to Earning to Growth) emits the value of 0.84. The Price to Sale P/S and Price to Book P/B shows the value of 0.84 and 0.88 respectively. While Price to Cash P/C and Price to Free Cash Flow P/FCF stands at 0 and 0 correspondingly.

The Quick Ratio of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) stands at 0 while the Current Ratio depicts the value of 0.

Return on Assets ROA of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) is at 0% whereas, Return on Equity ROE and Return of Investment ROI of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) stand at 0% and 0.5% respectively.

Stock Performance Analysis

The stock performance of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) on the basis of 5 day trade show the jump of 2.35% whereas, the monthly performance of the stock shows increase of 12.12%.

The quarterly performance of the stock remained in red zone with the value of -3.24% while six month performance of the shares of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) remained bullish with the count of 1.98%.

The yearly and YTD performance of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) remained up at 35.53% and 10.58% respectively.