Technicals Say Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) Is A Hold

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$0.18 to close at $40.05, a downside of -0.45 percent. An average of 9,444,021 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $3.30 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 10,981,215 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 10,922,210.

LVS stock has increased by 3.46% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $35.59 on 09/21/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 03/03/21, shares of the company touched a low of $35.59 and a high of $66.76 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -40.01% from the 52-week high.

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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 31.09 for the sector. In the last five years, Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s PE ratio has ranged between 120.68 and 10.09. The stock’s beta is 1.50. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 7.25, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 12.29.

The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.79 a share, representing a up of 2.53 from $0.77 last year.

The quick ratio of Las Vegas Sands Corp. for the three months ended June 29 was 2.20, and the current ratio was 2.20, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 5.77 and a total debt to equity ratio of 5.80 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 35.00% against a 5-year average of 45.4%. Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is -11.88%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at -25.70%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.0 billion compared to revenue of $3.61 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s return on assets was -6.50%, compared to 7.4% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been -9.70%, and the 5-year average is 11.6%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been -47.10% and the 5-year average holds at 23.6%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 9.95 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.17 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.26, a -52.90% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $146.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $763.99 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 61.95%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 36.27%.

As of today, LVS’s price is $38.94 +8.98% or $3.30 from its 5-day moving average. LVS is currently trading +5.26% higher than its 20-day SMA and -30.61% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -0.20% below the SMA50 and -32.10% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 86.02% and 81.51%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.42. With the 14-day stochastic at 87.87% and the average true range at 1.48, the RSI (14) stands at 54.97%. The stock has reached 1.57 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 2.00.

Analyst Ratings

Morgan Stanley reiterated its an Equal-weight rating on Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), but raised their price target to $53, indicating a potential price increase of 32.33% for the stock.The consensus rating for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell LVS, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 6 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $38.00 and $73.00, with a median target of $54.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) stock is $55.14.


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