Leucadia National Corporation (LUK - Free Report) is a diversified financial services holding company that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.
These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on LUK’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Leucadia could be a solid choice for investors.
Current Quarter Estimates for LUK
In the past 30 days, 1 estimate has gone higher for Leucadia while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 22 cents a share 30 days ago, to 25 cents today, a move of 13.6%.
Current Year Estimates for LUK
Meanwhile, Leucadia’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 1 estimate moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from 20 cents per share 30 days ago to 22 cents per share today, an increase of 10%.
The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 11.7% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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