5-Star Conglomerates Set to Climb: Leucadia

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified holding company Leucadia National (NYS: LUK) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Leucadia's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Leucadia facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1854)

Market Cap

$5.5 billion

Industry

Conglomerates

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$5.1 billion

Management

Chairman Ian Cumming

President/CEO Joseph Steinberg

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

15.6%

Cash/Debt

$380.4 million / $1.8 billion

Dividend Yield

1.1%

Competitors

Apollo Investment (NAS: AINV)

Blackstone Group (NYS: BX)

H Group Holding


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,314 members who have rated Leucadia believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, athenamike, tapped Leucadia as a particularly solid bargain opportunity:

Diversified portfolio of cheap businesses and strong record of waiting until things turn around. New blood is already practicing taking the tiller and seem to have some ability. Selling below book value and at a huge discount to historical norms.

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The article 5-Star Conglomerates Set to Climb: Leucadia originally appeared on Fool.com.

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