Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.20

Media stories about Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Las Vegas Sands earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the casino operator an impact score of 47.0972437489159 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on LVS shares. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price target (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Las Vegas Sands in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Las Vegas Sands in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut Las Vegas Sands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Las Vegas Sands from $63.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Roth Capital started coverage on Las Vegas Sands in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $70.54.

Shares of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) traded up $1.30 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $74.45. The stock had a trading volume of 2,756,467 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,710,000. Las Vegas Sands has a 52-week low of $51.35 and a 52-week high of $79.84. The company has a market capitalization of $58,850.00, a PE ratio of 21.03 and a beta of 1.72. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38.

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The casino operator reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.11. Las Vegas Sands had a return on equity of 34.76% and a net margin of 21.78%. The firm had revenue of $3.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.26 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.62 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Las Vegas Sands will post 3.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. This is a boost from Las Vegas Sands’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.03%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 21st. Las Vegas Sands’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 82.49%.

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About Las Vegas Sands

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a developer of destination properties (integrated resorts) that feature accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants and other amenities. The Company owns and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States.

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