The Case for and Against Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Resorts & Casinos. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $79.00, up from yesterday’s close by 1.43%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) currently trades with a market capitalization of $61.42 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 16.69 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $4.11 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.79 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 20.58% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how LVS has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Las Vegas Sands Corp. recorded a 52-week high of $79.84. It is now trading 0.84% off that level. The stock is trading $73.27 its 50-day moving average by -5.73%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $56.33.

In recent action, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) has made a move of +9.16% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 12.84, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.17% with $395.00 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of LVS.

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