Analysis – Las Vegas Sands Corp. Increases Dividend by 11%

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Las Vegas Sands Corporation announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.72, an 11 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.65 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on March 31, 2016, to shareholders of record at close of business on March 22, 2016.

Date Quarterly Dividend
3/22/2016 0.72
12/18/2015 0.65
9/18/2015 0.65
6/18/2015 0.65
3/19/2015 0.65
12/16/2014 0.5
9/18/2014 0.5
6/18/2014 0.5
3/19/2014 0.5
12/18/2013 0.35
9/18/2013 0.35
6/18/2013 0.35
3/19/2013 0.35
12/18/2012 0.25
12/6/2012 2.75
9/18/2012 0.25
6/18/2012 0.25
3/16/2012 0.25

Analysis of Valuation of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (Symbol LVS).

Las Vegas Sands is trading above its average price/sale (P/S) range.  Las Vegas Sands is trading above its average historical dividend yield. 

Price 1/28/16 % Yield 5 Year Div. Growth Rate  SPS    2016 P/S Ratio 10 yr P/S  Low 10 yr P/S  High 5 yr max Yield % 5 yr lowest Yield %
$45.10 6.39% 12.5% 15.25 3.60 1.1 5.9 6.77% 1.66%

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Dividend Yield Chart (Click to enlarge) LVS Explanation:  Dividend growth stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/sales and current yield analysis. Dividend stocks trading at a low historical price/sales (P/S) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/S ratio stocks.  Max P/S price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/S ratio.  Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.  Further information on evaluating dividend growth candidates can be found at http://seekingalpha.com/author/timothy-mcintosh/articles

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