Media coverage about Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Las Vegas Sands earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the casino operator an impact score of 47.0972437489159 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
Las Vegas Sands (LVS) traded up $1.30 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $74.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,756,467 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,710,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $58,850.00, a P/E ratio of 21.03 and a beta of 1.72. Las Vegas Sands has a 12-month low of $51.35 and a 12-month high of $79.84. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The casino operator reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $3.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.26 billion. Las Vegas Sands had a return on equity of 34.76% and a net margin of 21.78%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.62 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Las Vegas Sands will post 3.33 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 21st. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.03%. This is an increase from Las Vegas Sands’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. Las Vegas Sands’s dividend payout ratio is currently 82.49%.
LVS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Las Vegas Sands from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Roth Capital initiated coverage on Las Vegas Sands in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Las Vegas Sands from $54.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $76.00 price objective on shares of Las Vegas Sands in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Barclays upped their price objective on Las Vegas Sands from $69.00 to $75.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $70.54.
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About Las Vegas Sands
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a developer of destination properties (integrated resorts) that feature accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants and other amenities. The Company owns and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States.
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