News coverage about Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Las Vegas Sands earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the casino operator an impact score of 45.5079490220487 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) COO Robert G. Goldstein Sells 39,155 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Gambling Stock Roundup: WYNN Settles Lawsuit, LVS Will Sell Casino, CNTY Q4 Results Dismal – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $3.34 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- Telsey Advisory Group Begins Coverage on Las Vegas Sands (LVS) (americanbankingnews.com)
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE LVS) traded up $0.04 on Wednesday, reaching $73.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,332,253 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,540,000. The stock has a market cap of $58,300.00, a P/E ratio of 25.66 and a beta of 1.71. Las Vegas Sands has a one year low of $54.71 and a one year high of $79.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.22, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.07.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.75 per share. This is an increase from Las Vegas Sands’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.06%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 21st. Las Vegas Sands’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 101.39%.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on LVS shares. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $76.00 price target on shares of Las Vegas Sands in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Las Vegas Sands from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Barclays increased their price target on Las Vegas Sands from $69.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Bank of America increased their price target on Las Vegas Sands from $80.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Jefferies Group started coverage on Las Vegas Sands in a report on Thursday, January 18th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $73.00 price target on the stock. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $71.16.
In other Las Vegas Sands news, COO Robert G. Goldstein sold 39,155 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.00, for a total transaction of $2,975,780.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 39,155 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,975,780. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 10.10% of the company’s stock.
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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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