Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) Stock: Should Investors Follow These Insider Trades?

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) saw an upside of 2.96% to close Friday at $38.22 after adding $1.1 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 9,522,860 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $38.35 in the past week. An average of 14,086,561 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 11,092,980.

LVS’s 1-month performance is -12.48% or -$5.72 on its low of $35.59 reached on 09/21/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $35.59 and high of $66.76, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 03/03/21. YTD, LVS has lost -35.87% or -$21.38. However, the current price is down -42.75%% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.70 for the broader industry and 20.34 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 120.68 and a low of 10.09. LVS stock has a beta of 1.50. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 6.92 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 11.72.

Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 2.20, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.20 meaning that LVS stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 5.77, while the total debt to equity was 5.80. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 35.00%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is -11.88% while for the period ending June 29; Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s operating margin was -25.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.0 billion against revenue of $3.61 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected LVS to announce -$0.17 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted -$0.26, representing a -52.90% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $146.0 million. LVS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 17.43 billion, with total debt at $14.45 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $763.99 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 52.37% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 38.73%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $37.29, reflecting a +0.10% or $0.04 change from its current price. LVS is currently trading -8.65% above its 20-day SMA, -32.60% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -11.10% and -32.05% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 59.31% and 52.95% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.44. The RSI (14) points at 48.02%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 87.96% with the period’s ATR at 1.51. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.15 and 0.31 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), Morgan Stanley reiterated its an Equal-weight rating for the company but lifted their price target by $53 to $42. Analysts offering their rating for LVS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate LVS as a “sell,”, while 8 advise that investors “Hold.” 1 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 6 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is LVS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $38.00 and a high of $73.00, with their median price target at $58.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) stock is $56.64.


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