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Morning Top Movers: Las Vegas Sands Corp., (LVS)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 51.32 B. Since its IPO date on the 12/15/2004, Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS performance year to date is 21.68%. Today Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS has gained 0.34%, with a current price of 64.99.

Ownership of the company is 20.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 39.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 125.50%. Return of assets are at 8.90%, with return on investment at 14.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.61. While Total debt/equity is 1.63. With a profit margin of 15.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 49.40%, and operating margin of 22.50%. Las Vegas Sands Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 1.1.

For the last year Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS has seen a EPS growth of -14.80%. A performance for the year of 39.82%. The 52-week high is -0.91%, and the 52-week low is 56.79%. The average volume for Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS is 3131899.

With a target price of 62.32, 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 28.23 and a forward P/E of 23.29. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 10.08. Las Vegas Sands Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.35 and 8.61 respectively. For P/cash, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a value of 26.23, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 64.99, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.49%. We see a return on equity of 29.30%.

Looking more long-term Las Vegas Sands Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 2.80%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.64% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -14.80% for this year and for the last five years a 6.10% growth has been seen.

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