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Is Las Vegas Sands Corp.(NYSE: LVS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/15/2004. Las Vegas Sands Corp. is in the Resorts & Casinos industry and Services sector. Average volume for Las Vegas Sands Corp., is 4057.34, and so far today it has a volume of 3188600. Performance year to date since the 12/15/2004 is 39.81%.

To help you determine whether Las Vegas Sands Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.65 and forward P/E is 24.42. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 4.16 and the P/B ratio is 7.27. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 20.78 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Las Vegas Sands Corp. is trading at, 58.8 (-0.12% today), Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.90%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 133.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.05, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.70% after growing -29.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -29.80%, and -9.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 786.33, and the number of shares float is 394.01. The senior management bring insider ownership to 50.33%, and institutional ownership is at 39.80%. The float short is 4.34%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.21. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.90%, and also a return on investment of 16.10%.

The ability for Las Vegas Sands Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 1.57 and total debt/equity is 1.6. In terms of margins, Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a gross margin of 48.00%, with its operating margin at 22.90%, and Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a profit margin of 14.70%.

The 52 week high is -1.69%, with 75.72% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 10.15% and the 200 day simple moving average is 25.45%.

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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