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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 47035.62. 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 57.73 (with a change from open of -0.64%), this in conjunction with a target price of 54. Volume today has so far reached 1615075, with an average volume of about 3969.03. The GAP for this stock, is -1.12%.

The P/E ratio is 28.64, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.26. 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 39.71%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Las Vegas Sands Corp., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.64% 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 39.90%. Shares outstanding is 800.47, while shares float is at a value of 394.01. Float short for Las Vegas Sands Corp. is 4.34% and the short ratio is 4.31.

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 4.23, with Price/book ratio coming to 7.26 and Price/cash is 21.14, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 6.34% and 22.07% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.78% and the 52 week low is 72.52%.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a dividend yield of 4.90%, with a current price of 57.73. 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 -0.19%, with performance for the month coming to 5.25%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 29.34%, and for the half year the performance is 32.52%. Volatility for this week is 1.53% and for the month this is 1.84%.

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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