Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified holding company Leucadia National (NYSE: 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 $9.01 billion
Industry Multi-sector holdings
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.23 billion

Chairman Ian Cumming

President/CEO Joseph Steinberg

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) (3.9%)
Cash/Debt $545.8 million / $2.09 billion
Dividend Yield 0.7%

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,218 members who have rated Leucadia believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star BudandMolly, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community, and liverless.

About a month ago, BudandMolly described Leucadia in purely bullish terms:

A well run diverse company with great management. A value play that will continue to gain as economy recovers. Buy on major dips.

In fact, Leucadia currently sports a rather cheapish P/E of 4.7. That represents a clear discount to other diversified conglomerate plays such as 3M (NYSE: MMM) (16.5), Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) (14.3), and Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) (16.3).

CAPS member liverless breaks down the bargain opportunity:

Leucadia National is an investment company that has among its holdings 28% ownership in the investment bank Jefferies Group, 18% of Inmet Mining, 50% of Berkadia (a commercial mortgage servicer and loan originator owned 50/50 with Berkshire Hathaway), Conwed Plastics, Idaho Timber and other companies. Leucadia's [price/earnings/growth] is an extremely low 0.09, based on the average of the three-, four- and five-year historical EPS growth rates. This is a result of the company's low P/E and high growth rate. In addition, [the company's debt level] is perfectly fine.

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