| Las Vegas Sands is a developer of destination properties (Integrated Resorts) that feature accommodations, gaming, entertainment and retail malls, convention and exhibition facilities, restaurants and other amenities. Co. owns and operates Integrated Resorts in Asia and the U.S. Through its ownership of Sands China Ltd., Co. owns and operates properties including The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, The Londoner Macao, The Parisian Macao, The Plaza Macao and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, and the Sands Macao. In Singapore, Co. owns and operates the Marina Bay Sands. Co.'s Las Vegas Operating Properties includes The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and the Sands Expo Center. |
When researching a stock like Las Vegas Sands, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from LVS Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for LVS stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the LVS 200 day moving average ("LVS 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the LVS 50 day moving average ("LVS 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Las Vegas Sands. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the LVS 200 DMA and the LVS 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("LVS MACD"). The LVS MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).