Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Las Vegas Sands earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the casino operator an impact score of 46.1392955244386 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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Shares of LVS stock traded down $0.55 on Friday, hitting $71.82. 2,234,013 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,198,170. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.22. Las Vegas Sands has a 12 month low of $55.70 and a 12 month high of $79.84. The company has a market cap of $57,091.37, a P/E ratio of 23.63 and a beta of 1.65.

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The casino operator reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.11. Las Vegas Sands had a return on equity of 33.90% and a net margin of 21.78%. The business had revenue of $3.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.26 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.62 EPS. Las Vegas Sands’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Las Vegas Sands will post 3.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 22nd were given a dividend of $0.75 per share. This is an increase from Las Vegas Sands’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.18%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 21st. Las Vegas Sands’s dividend payout ratio is currently 98.68%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on LVS shares. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 target price (up from $76.00) on shares of Las Vegas Sands in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Las Vegas Sands in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. ValuEngine upgraded Las Vegas Sands from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. JPMorgan Chase upped their target price on Las Vegas Sands from $63.00 to $72.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Las Vegas Sands from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $72.29.

In related news, COO Robert G. Goldstein sold 39,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.00, for a total transaction of $2,975,780.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 39,155 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,975,780. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 10.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Las Vegas Sands Company Profile

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, the Sands Cotai Central, The Parisian Macao, The Plaza Macao and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People's Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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