Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, diversified holding company Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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, N.Y. (1854)

Market Cap

$3.33 billion


Multisector Holdings

TTM Revenue

$1.18 billion


Chairman/CEO Ian Cumming
President/COO Joseph Steinberg

Return on Equity (average last five years)


Dividend Yield



Apollo Investment (NASDAQ:AINV)
Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX)

CAPS members bullish on LUK also bullish on

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B)
Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM)

CAPS members bearish on LUK also bearish on

Pulte Homes (NYSE:PHM)
Hovnanian Enterprises 

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 743 of the 765 members who have rated Leucadia -- some 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include CAPS All-Star TMFBuck and gameguru.

Last month, TMFBuck reminded Fools about the superstar investment duo heading up Leucadia:

Great capital allocators who have grown book value at 20% per year. I don't believe they should trade at book value. Put this one right along side your Berkshire Hathaway and let Ian and Joe put your money to work in this distressed market.

In a more recent pitch from last week, gameguru agrees, tapping Leucadia as a "jockey bet" with some scintillating odds:

I believe this is one of the best long-term opportunities in the market today. You get a solid collection of cash-generating businesses, the investing acumen of two of the best capital allocators of the last 20 years, and a substantial tax-loss carry-forward that suppresses reported earnings. The markets will eventually wake up to this sleeper.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apollo Investment is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems Pay Dirt and Income Investor selection. Berkshire Hathaway is a choice of both Inside Value and Stock Advisor. Brookfield Asset Management is a Global Gains pick. The Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.