A Look At Insider Reactions To Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)


As of Friday close, Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s (NYSE:LVS) stock was up $0.22, moving up 0.40 percent to $54.69. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,382,560 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.52 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,004,395, while in the previous 50 days, it was 5,275,030.

Since last month, LVS stock retreated -3.29%. Shares of the company fell to $51.82 on 03/15/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $60.99 was reached on 03/03/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $28.88. Since the beginning of this year, LVS’s stock price has risen by 13.77% or $6.62, and marked a new high 13 times. However, the stock has declined by -10.33% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.17. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 10.23, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 10.77.

The latest dividend of $0.79 per share was paid out, which is 2.6% more than last year’s $0.77.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s quick ratio stood at 1.70, while its current ratio was 1.70, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 3.59, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 4.12. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 40.10% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled -19.30%. Based on annual data, LVS earned $1.65 billion in gross profit and brought in $4.11 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -4.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 44.40%.

In Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $13.78 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. LVS’s revenue rose 14.73% to $1.04 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.0 billion. While analysts expected Las Vegas Sands Corp. to report -$0.09 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.19 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -111.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $117.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Las Vegas Sands Corp. were 18.38 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $16.15 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $764.27 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s (LVS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 34.62%, the RSI 9-day stood at 38.03% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Las Vegas Sands Corp. price is down by -2.70% percent or -$1.52. At present, LVS shares trade -3.75% below its 20-day simple moving average and +39.98% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +5.40% above its SMA50 and +54.23% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 24.75% and Stochastic coefficient D was 20.69%, while ATR was 1.87. Given the Stochastic reading of 31.30% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 42.09%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.01, while the 14-day reading stands at -3.18.

Analyst Ratings

Argus upgraded its rating on Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) to a Buy in a note to investors on January 27, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, LVS is a sell, and 4 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Las Vegas Sands Corp. stock as buy, with 14 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $64.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $61.80 – $76.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) will achieve an average price target of $65.52.


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