Media coverage about Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 headlines about the casino operator an impact score of 45.5079490220487 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- "Fast Money" final trades: FDX, AMZN and more (finance.yahoo.com)
- Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Coverage Initiated at Roth Capital (americanbankingnews.com)
- Las Vegas Sands Doubles Sheldon Adelson Pay to $26.1 Million (finance.yahoo.com)
- Sheldon Adelson’s Pay Increased to $26.1M (finance.yahoo.com)
- Coming Up On #tictocnews (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of LVS opened at $71.11 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $55,253.28, a P/E ratio of 23.39 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.22, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.09. Las Vegas Sands has a 12-month low of $55.18 and a 12-month high of $79.84.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 22nd were issued a $0.75 dividend. This is a boost from Las Vegas Sands’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 21st. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.22%. Las Vegas Sands’s payout ratio is 98.68%.
Several brokerages have weighed in on LVS. ValuEngine upgraded Las Vegas Sands from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price 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 objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Roth Capital increased their price objective on Las Vegas Sands from $69.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Bank of America increased their target price on Las Vegas Sands from $80.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $72.29.
In related news, COO Robert G. Goldstein sold 39,155 shares of the business’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 completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 39,155 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,975,780. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 10.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About Las Vegas Sands
Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, the Sands Cotai Central, The Parisian Macao, The Plaza Macao and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People's Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
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