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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS

Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Resorts & Casinos in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVSĀ  has a market cap of 45213.33. Since its IPO date on the 12/15/2004, Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS performance year to date is 35.26%. Today Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS has gained 0.76%, with a current price of 56.89.

Ownership of the company is 50.33% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 39.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 133.40%. Return of assets are at 7.90%, with return on investment at 16.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.57. While Total debt/equity is 1.6. With a profit margin of 14.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 48.00%, and operating margin of 22.90%. Las Vegas Sands Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.2.

For the last year Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS has seen a EPS growth of -29.90%. A performance for the year of 49.62%. The 52-week high is -1.77%, and the 52-week low is 70.01%. The average volume for Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS is 2186800.

With a target price of 53, can Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS. Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a P/E of 27.72 and a forward P/E of 23.66. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Las Vegas Sands Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.07 and 7.03 respectively. For P/cash, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a value of 20.32, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 56.89, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a dividend yield of 5.06%. We see a return on equity of 24.40%.

Looking more long-term Las Vegas Sands Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -3.69%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.47% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -29.90% for this year and for the last five years a 36.80% growth has been seen.

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