Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts

Mae Love
January 14, 2018

Brown & Brown Inc (Call) now has $7.27B valuation. The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc holds 1.23M shares with $78.99M value, up from 1.23 million last quarter. It has underperformed by 32.65% the S&P500. Summit Grp Limited Company stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. Therefore 62% are positive. Vetr upgraded Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Tuesday, January 26 with "Positive" rating. That's a potential 1.33 increase relative to where Las Vegas Sands Corp. Finally, Gabelli lifted their price target on Las Vegas Sands from $60.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, March 23 by Aegis Capital. The stock of Las Vegas Sands Corp. On Friday, February 24 the stock rating was maintained by Raymond James with "Market Perform". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, April 13 by Citigroup. SunTrust maintained Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) rating on Monday, September 26. The insider, JAMIESON GEORGE, now holds 1,000 shares of LVS. (NYSE:LVS) on Monday, July 3 with "Buy" rating. UBS maintained the shares of LVS in report on Friday, July 8 with "Neutral" rating. Finally, Nomura upped their target price on shares of Las Vegas Sands from $54.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in 2017 Q3.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by CHAFETZ IRWIN on 06/08/2017, and was a acquisition of 1,547 shares with a final price of $0.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. The company's stock had a trading volume of 2,910,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,800,000. Moreover, Axa has 0.03% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Franklin Res Inc owns 1.19M shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. (NYSE:LVS). Envestnet Asset Mngmt invested in 0% or 25,479 shares. (NYSE:LVS). Raymond James Fincl Svcs reported 55,433 shares stake. (NYSE:LVS). Art Lc invested 0.28% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Las Vegas Sands from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $75.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. (NYSE:LVS) for 20,700 shares. Mirae Asset Glob Invs Ltd holds 3,423 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ffcm LLC raised its position in Las Vegas Sands by 90.9% during the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:LVS) for 4,600 shares. The number of shares now owned by investors are 793.16 mln. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. now owns 4,387,745 shares of the casino operator's stock valued at $281,518,000 after purchasing an additional 199,979 shares during the last quarter. Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc holds 250 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. (NYSE:LVS) for 292,667 shares. More interesting news about Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Primecap Mgmt Ca has invested 0.14% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. It dropped, as 6 investors sold Identiv, Inc. shares while 8 reduced holdings. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $82.2. Bancorp Of America De reported 3.23 million shares. Las Vegas Sands's payout ratio is now 110.19%. (NYSE:LVS)'s Buy count is 1 and Strong Buy is 5 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 3, respectively. It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 0.13% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. The stock has a market cap of 56.02 Billion. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, The Parisian Macao, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the PeopleƂ's Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 19.6 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 26.73. The firm also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip; the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Avid Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AVID) was raised too.

Investors may also want to take a longer-term look at company shares. It worsened, as 20 investors sold BRO shares while 79 reduced holdings. Starting from first part of this ratio analysis; "Margins", and the profit margin can answer importantly to find consistent trends in a firm's earnings, the LVS has positive 16.80% profit margin that indicates every dollar of sales a firm actually keeps in earnings, and the larger number indicates improving and vise worse. The casino operator reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.10. COF's profit will be $891.92 million for 13.78 P/E if the $1.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.59 actual earnings per share reported by Duke Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.14% negative EPS growth.

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