Leucadia Stock Hits New 52-Week High (LUK)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $30.92, above its previous 52-week high of $30.89 with 358,297 shares traded as of 11:55 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Leucadia has a market cap of $7.56 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and food & beverage industry. Shares are up 28.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Leucadia National Corporation engages in beef processing, manufacturing, gaming entertainment, real estate activities, medical product development, and winery operations in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of nine, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Leucadia as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Leucadia Ratings Report.

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