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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 45682.23. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Las Vegas Sands Corp. is 57.48 (with a change from open of 0.79%), this in conjunction with a target price of 53. Volume today has so far reached 3148300, with an average volume of about 4013.43. The GAP for this stock, is 0.25%.

The P/E ratio is 28.01, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 23.91. The current EPS for Las Vegas Sands Corp., is 2.05, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -29.90%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 36.67%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Las Vegas Sands Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.47% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -3.69%. Quarter over quarter is -29.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -9.30%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 36.80%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 11.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 50.33% and institutional ownership is 39.80%. Shares outstanding is 794.75, while shares float is at a value of 394.01. Float short for Las Vegas Sands Corp. is 4.10% and the short ratio is 4.03.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.6. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 48.00% and their operating margin is 22.90%. The profit margin is 14.70%.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has seen returns on assets of 7.90%, and on investment, 16.10%. Return on equity is 24.40%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.11, with Price/book ratio coming to 7.11 and Price/cash is 20.53, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 10.42% and 24.12% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.75% and the 52 week low is 71.77%.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a dividend yield of 5.01%, with a current price of 57.48. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 133.40%. This is in an industry, Resorts & Casinos, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Las Vegas Sands Corp. is based in USA.

Performance in the Resorts & Casinos industry means that Las Vegas Sands Corp. has seen performance for the past week of 1.27%, with performance for the month coming to 14.36%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 33.42%, and for the half year the performance is 60.97%. Volatility for this week is 1.87% and for the month this is 1.93%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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