Traders bought shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday. $46.97 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $26.67 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $20.30 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Las Vegas Sands Corp. had the 17th highest net in-flow for the day. Las Vegas Sands Corp. traded down ($0.12) for the day and closed at $51.72

Several analysts recently commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 target price (down from $58.00) on shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $50.00 price target (up from $45.00) on shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. in a report on Thursday, April 21st. Telsey Advisory Group increased their price target on Las Vegas Sands Corp. from $44.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Las Vegas Sands Corp. from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target 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. Finally, Citigroup Inc. increased their price target on Las Vegas Sands Corp. from $59.00 to $62.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 13th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Las Vegas Sands Corp. has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.26.

The firm has a market capitalization of $41.10 billion and a PE ratio of 25.18. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $46.94 and its 200 day moving average price is $47.25.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The casino operator reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.04. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.60 EPS. The company earned $2.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.76 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Las Vegas Sands Corp. will post $2.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.72 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 20th. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.57%.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. raised its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 7.2% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 49,890 shares of the casino operator’s stock valued at $2,187,000 after buying an additional 3,351 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 28.5% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 31,567 shares of the casino operator’s stock valued at $1,384,000 after buying an additional 7,007 shares in the last quarter. Andra AP fonden raised its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 17.7% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 80,400 shares of the casino operator’s stock valued at $3,525,000 after buying an additional 12,100 shares in the last quarter. UBS Oconnor LLC purchased a new stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at $7,295,000. Finally, Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 162.9% in the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 207,361 shares of the casino operator’s stock valued at $9,091,000 after buying an additional 128,490 shares in 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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