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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., LVS  has a market cap of 39954.62. Since its IPO date on the 12/15/2004, Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS performance year to date is 18.23%. Today Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS has gained 0.54%, with a current price of 50.63.

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 19.34%. The 52-week high is -6.17%, and the 52-week low is 49.40%. The average volume for Las Vegas Sands Corp., LVS is 2074139.

With a target price of 51.64, 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 24.54 and a forward P/E of 20.44. 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 3.59 and 6.22 respectively. For P/cash, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a value of 17.95, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 50.63, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a dividend yield of 5.72%. 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 12.61% 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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