Boston Partners boosted its holdings in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) by 14.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,800 shares of the casino operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Boston Partners’ holdings in Las Vegas Sands Corp. were worth $1,270,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of LVS. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 183.0% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 3,241,450 shares of the casino operator’s stock valued at $207,090,000 after acquiring an additional 2,095,879 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 40.8% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 6,506,795 shares of the casino operator’s stock valued at $415,720,000 after acquiring an additional 1,886,376 shares during the period. Capital World Investors raised its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 14.5% in the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 9,998,000 shares of the casino operator’s stock valued at $638,772,000 after acquiring an additional 1,263,000 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. raised its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 41.3% in the 2nd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 3,509,869 shares of the casino operator’s stock valued at $224,246,000 after acquiring an additional 1,025,607 shares during the period. Finally, Maverick Capital Ltd. raised its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp. by 169.2% in the 2nd quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. now owns 1,369,589 shares of the casino operator’s stock valued at $87,503,000 after acquiring an additional 860,856 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 37.79% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) opened at $66.50 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $52,566.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.92 and a beta of 1.78. Las Vegas Sands Corp. has a 1-year low of $51.35 and a 1-year high of $68.41. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The casino operator reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $3.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.14 billion. Las Vegas Sands Corp. had a return on equity of 31.11% and a net margin of 16.80%. Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.72 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Las Vegas Sands Corp. will post 2.87 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 21st will be paid a $0.73 dividend. This represents a $2.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 20th. Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 110.19%.

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In other Las Vegas Sands Corp. news, Director George Jamieson acquired 1,000 shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $66.96 per share, with a total value of $66,960.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 6,488 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $434,436.48. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 10.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on LVS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Las Vegas Sands Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating on shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. in a research note on Sunday, September 3rd. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Las Vegas Sands Corp. from $63.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Nomura increased their price target on Las Vegas Sands Corp. from $54.00 to $57.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Gabelli increased their price target on Las Vegas Sands Corp. from $60.00 to $68.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $65.31.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Company Profile

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a developer of destination properties (integrated resorts) that feature accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants and other amenities. The Company owns and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS)

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