Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) rose 5.2% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $46.42 and last traded at $46.42, with a volume of 3,429,433 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $44.13.

LVS has been the topic of several analyst reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 11th. Vetr lowered shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $51.72 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, March 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $46.00 to $52.00 in a report on Thursday, April 21st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, March 15th. Finally, Nomura Holdings Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. in a report on Thursday, April 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $53.33.

The stock has a market capitalization of $36.25 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.4716. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $45.40 and its 200 day moving average price is $46.09.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 20th. The casino operator reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $2.72 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.87 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.66 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Las Vegas Sands Corp. will post $2.31 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 22nd were given a dividend of $0.72 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, June 20th. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.19%.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 141.2% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 126,573 shares of the casino operator’s stock worth $5,549,000 after buying an additional 74,104 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 288,630 shares of the casino operator’s stock worth $12,654,000 after buying an additional 1,725 shares during the last quarter. Artemis Investment Management LLP bought a new position in Las Vegas Sands Corp. during the fourth quarter worth about $34,778,000. AMG National Trust Bank increased its position in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 44.1% in the fourth quarter. AMG National Trust Bank now owns 43,207 shares of the casino operator’s stock worth $1,894,000 after buying an additional 13,227 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Regal Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 9.9% in the fourth quarter. Regal Investment Advisors LLC now owns 65,831 shares of the casino operator’s stock worth $2,886,000 after buying an additional 5,947 shares during the last quarter.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a developer of destination properties (integrated resorts) that offers 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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