Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Las Vegas Sands

(

LVS

) as a strong on high relative volume candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Las Vegas Sands as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • LVS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $281.7 million.
  • LVS has traded 524,616 shares today.
  • LVS is trading at 2.17 times the normal volume for the stock at this time of day.
  • LVS is trading at a new high 3.01% above yesterday's close.

'Strong on High Relative Volume' stocks are worth watching because major volume moves tend to indicate underlying activity such as M&A events, material stock news, analyst upgrades, insider buying, buying from 'superinvestors,' or that hedge funds and momentum traders are piling into a stock ahead of a catalyst. Regardless of the impetus behind the price and volume action, when a stock moves with strength and volume it can indicate the start of a new trend on which early investors can capitalize. In the event of a well-timed trading opportunity, combining technical indicators with fundamental trends and a disciplined trading methodology should help you take the first steps towards investment success.

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More details on LVS:

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The company owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macau, the People's Republic of China. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.7%. LVS has a PE ratio of 14. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Las Vegas Sands has been 5.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $31.1 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. The stock has a beta of 2.25 and a short float of 4.3% with 3.06 days to cover. Shares are down 6.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Las Vegas Sands as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and generally higher debt management risk.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • 48.19% is the gross profit margin for LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 17.94% is above that of the industry average.
  • LVS, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 1.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 18.1%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $858.95 million or 29.97% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry average. The net income has decreased by 22.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $671.71 million to $519.36 million.

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