5-Star Conglomerates Set to Climb: Leucadia
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.
New York (1854)
Chairman Ian Cumming
President/CEO Joseph Steinberg
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$380.4 million / $1.8 billion
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.
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.Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apollo Investment. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.