13.76 % to Target, Morgan Stanley Reaffirms ‘Overweight’ Rating on Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) Shares Today

April 20, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 38 investors sold Las Vegas Sands Corp. shares while 172 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 154 raised stakes. 287.76 million shares or 1.26% more from 284.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Advisors Cap Management Limited Liability Corp invested in 236,276 shares or 1.3% of the stock. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.05% or 14,160 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker stated it has 250 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Cornerstone Advsr stated it has 0.01% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Fund Mgmt holds 109,197 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Hengehold Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.07% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Tarbox Family Office has invested 0% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Glg Ltd Liability invested in 0.1% or 20,195 shares. Kbc Grp Nv reported 93,995 shares. First City has invested 0.56% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Walleye Trading Llc invested in 0% or 5,080 shares. Cap Glob owns 25.47 million shares. Bluefin Trading invested in 8,180 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Apg Asset Management Nv accumulated 760,321 shares or 0.08% of the stock.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2.98 million activity.

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) Rating Reaffirmed

In a research report shared with investors and clients on Thursday, 19 April, The Overweight rating of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) shares was kept at Morgan Stanley, who now has a $84 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley’s price target would suggest a possible upside of 13.76 % from the previous close of the company.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 38 investors sold Las Vegas Sands Corp. shares while 172 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 154 raised stakes. 287.76 million shares or 1.26% more from 284.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Advisors Cap Management Limited Liability Corp invested in 236,276 shares or 1.3% of the stock. Clifford Swan Inv Counsel Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.05% or 14,160 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker stated it has 250 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Cornerstone Advsr stated it has 0.01% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Fund Mgmt holds 109,197 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Hengehold Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.07% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Tarbox Family Office has invested 0% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Glg Ltd Liability invested in 0.1% or 20,195 shares. Kbc Grp Nv reported 93,995 shares. First City has invested 0.56% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Walleye Trading Llc invested in 0% or 5,080 shares. Cap Glob owns 25.47 million shares. Bluefin Trading invested in 8,180 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Apg Asset Management Nv accumulated 760,321 shares or 0.08% of the stock.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2.98 million activity.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Las Vegas Sands has $88.0 highest and $57 lowest target. $76.40’s average target is 3.47% above currents $73.84 stock price. Las Vegas Sands had 17 analyst reports since October 25, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, March 27 by Morgan Stanley. Susquehanna maintained Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy” rating. Roth Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $85.0 target in Thursday, January 25 report. JP Morgan maintained the shares of LVS in report on Thursday, January 25 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, January 25. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $88.0 target in Thursday, January 25 report. Morgan Stanley upgraded Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Tuesday, November 7 to “Overweight” rating. On Thursday, March 15 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $65 target in Thursday, October 26 report. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank.

The stock decreased 0.78% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $73.84. About 3.04M shares traded. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has risen 26.54% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.99% the S&P500.

Analysts await Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 28.79 % or $0.19 from last year’s $0.66 per share. LVS’s profit will be $670.73 million for 21.72 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual earnings per share reported by Las Vegas Sands Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.41 % negative EPS growth.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The company has market cap of $58.27 billion. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, The Parisian Macao, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the People??s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. It has a 20.86 P/E ratio. The firm also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip; the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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