Today's Pre-Market Laggard Is Las Vegas Sands (LVS)

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) as a pre-market laggard 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 $433.1 million.
  • LVS traded 13,311 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:06 AM.
  • LVS is down 2.7% today from Friday's close.

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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 3.1%. LVS has a PE ratio of 19.6. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Las Vegas Sands has been 4.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $51.3 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. The stock has a beta of 2.09 and a short float of 3.3% with 2.82 days to cover. Shares are down 19.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 5.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 11.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP has improved earnings per share by 29.7% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, LAS VEGAS SANDS CORP increased its bottom line by earning $2.79 versus $1.85 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.68 versus $2.79).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income increased by 26.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $529.75 million to $671.43 million.
  • 46.40% 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 18.52% is above that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $1,258.22 million or 10.49% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -5.19%.

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