Analyst Ratings for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, LVS was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 11 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 8 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for LVS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 73, implying a possible profit of 17.74 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 51, which equates to a potential downside of -17.74 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.83 percent. That number becomes 2.59 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.39 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.78 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of LVS to grow at a rate of 11.65 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. LVS has a PEG ratio of 2.31.

LVS has a 52-week high of 66.22 and a 52-week low of 49.09. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.3 percent, and 6.37 percent below the high. LVS has a P/E ratio of 26.93. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LVS value stock report compares LVS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of LVS is $49.61 billion. LVS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.