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 (NYSE:JEF) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Leucadia facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1854)

Market Cap

$5.1 billion


Multi-sector holdings

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$7.1 billion


As part of its recent acquisition of investment bank Jefferies (NYSE:JEF):

- Jefferies CEO Richard Handler will become the new CEO of Leucadia.
- Leucadia's Chairman and CEO Ian Cumming will retire.
- Leucadia President Joseph Steinberg will become chairman.

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.2 billion / $1.8 billion

Dividend Yield



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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,323 members who have rated Leucadia believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

On Tuesday, one of those Fools, HolbrooksB, tapped Leucadia as a particularly timely opportunity: "I believe this company will outperform the S&P 500 because of the strong management that will be in place after their merger with Jefferies. I also believe the stock will trade at least at 1.0 [price-to-book value] in the future."

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