Market Analysts see Las Vegas Sands Corp. [LVS] falling to $40. Time to buy?


Las Vegas Sands Corp. [NYSE: LVS] stock went on a downward path that fall over -3.88% on Monday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -6.23%. The company report on December 20, 2021 that Las Vegas Sands Named to Newsweek’s America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022.

Designation recognizes Sands’ ESG commitment and industry-leading performance as the highest-ranking hospitality and gaming company named to the list.

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Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has been recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2022. The company ranked 136th out of 500 total companies included and was the highest-ranking hospitality and gaming company named to the list. Newsweek measured 2,000 companies headquartered in the United States on environmental, social and corporate governance performance to determine the rankings.

Over the last 12 months, LVS stock dropped by -35.42%. The one-year Las Vegas Sands Corp. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 25.76. The average equity rating for LVS stock is currently 2.40, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $27.78 billion, with 764.00 million shares outstanding and 330.79 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 7.95M shares, LVS stock reached a trading volume of 9233804 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Las Vegas Sands Corp. [LVS]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LVS shares is $49.07 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LVS stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Las Vegas Sands Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 10, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price from $53 to $42. The new note on the price target was released on September 20, 2021, representing the official price target for Las Vegas Sands Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $60 to $40, while Jefferies kept a Hold rating on LVS stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Las Vegas Sands Corp. is set at 1.62, with the Price to Sales ratio for LVS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.35. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 13.25, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.16.

LVS Stock Performance Analysis:

Las Vegas Sands Corp. [LVS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.23. With this latest performance, LVS shares dropped by -4.41% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -27.85% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -35.42% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for LVS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 45.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.24 for Las Vegas Sands Corp. [LVS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 38.17, while it was recorded at 37.56 for the last single week of trading, and 46.26 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Las Vegas Sands Corp. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Las Vegas Sands Corp. [LVS] shares currently have an operating margin of -43.99 and a Gross Margin at -4.32. Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -46.65.

Return on Total Capital for LVS is now -8.54, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -9.60. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -41.30, with Return on Assets sitting at -7.66. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Las Vegas Sands Corp. [LVS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 482.00. Additionally, LVS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 82.82, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 68.87. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 478.47, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 82.21.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Las Vegas Sands Corp. [LVS] managed to generate an average of -$36,630 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.11 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.16.Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.10 and a Current Ratio set at 2.10.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for LVS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Las Vegas Sands Corp. go to -1.75%.

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. [LVS] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $9,956 million, or 37.30% of LVS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LVS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 28,724,249, which is approximately 2.069% of the company’s market cap and around 56.70% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 25,615,828 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $933.18 million in LVS stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $781.76 million in LVS stock with ownership of nearly 0.477% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Las Vegas Sands Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 289 institutional holders increased their position in Las Vegas Sands Corp. [NYSE:LVS] by around 52,816,760 shares. Additionally, 365 investors decreased positions by around 61,514,782 shares, while 80 investors held positions by with 158,958,361 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 273,289,903 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LVS stock had 80 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,132,986 shares, while 156 institutional investors sold positions of 19,541,523 shares during the same period.