Lodestar Investment Counsel Has Lifted Eaton Plc (ETN) Position by $451,070; Valuation Declined; As Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Valuation Declined, Holder Newport Asia Has Trimmed Stake by $2.91 Million

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Newport Asia Llc decreased its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) by 2.59% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Newport Asia Llc sold 49,400 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.86 million shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $110.44 million, down from 1.91M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Newport Asia Llc who had been investing in Las Vegas Sands Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $44.62 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $56.96. About 2.29 million shares traded. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has declined 23.19% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.19% the S&P500. Some Historical LVS News: 25/04/2018 – LVS 1Q SANDS CHINA ADJ. PROPERTY EBITDA $789M, EST. $769.7M; 07/05/2018 – Sands China Team Member Wins Las Vegas Sands’ Global Citizenship Award; 27/03/2018 – LAS VEGAS SANDS – PURSUANT TO AMENDMENT , TERM LOAN LENDERS WILL PROVIDE REFINANCING TERM LOANS FOR $2.16 BLN; 25/04/2018 – Las Vegas Sands Boosted by New Tax Laws — Earnings Review; 08/03/2018 – LAS VEGAS SANDS – ENTERED AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH WIND CREEK HOSPITALITY WILL BUY SANDS BETHLEHEM PROPERTY IN PENNSYLVANIA; 25/04/2018 – Las Vegas Sands 1Q Casino Rev $2.6B; 05/03/2018 Las Vegas Sands Kicks Off “Problem Gambling Awareness Month” with Responsible Gaming Ambassador Training and Comprehensive Team; 08/03/2018 – Las Vegas Sands to Sell Sands Bethlehem to Wind Creek Hospitality; 08/03/2018 – Las Vegas Sands Sells Casino in Pennsylvania for $1.3 Billion; 18/05/2018 – Fitch Rates Las Vegas Sands, LLC’s Incremental Loan ‘BBB’; Affirms IDR

Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc increased its stake in Eaton Corp Plc (ETN) by 4.46% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc bought 5,245 shares as the company’s stock declined 16.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 122,780 shares of the technology company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $10.65M, up from 117,535 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc who had been investing in Eaton Corp Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $30.43B market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $70.22. About 1.68 million shares traded. Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) has declined 7.68% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 7.68% the S&P500. Some Historical ETN News: 15/05/2018 – Anchor Bolt Adds Eaton Corp, Exits Timken: 13F; 07/05/2018 – Eaton to Participate in the Electrical Products Group Conference May 21, 2018; 01/05/2018 – Eaton Corp. Raises 2018 View To EPS $5.10-EPS $5.30; 26/04/2018 – GrayMeta Appoints Matt Eaton as General Manager of EMEA; 24/05/2018 – Eaton Partners Acted as Exclusive Placement Agent for DIF Management B.V; 08/05/2018 – Eaton Named Among America’s Best Employers by Forbes; 29/03/2018 – Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Announces Submission of New Drug Application for Firdapse® for Treatment of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome; 14/03/2018 Australian Gov: US Patent Issued to Eaton on March 13 for “Variable neutral impedance for multi-source system” (Ohio Inventor); 22/03/2018 – CDOT: US 85 Resurfacing from Eaton to Ault Project Team to Host Open House March 28; 03/04/2018 – ARENA MINERALS -FOLLOWING RESIGNATION OF EATON, DANIEL BRUNO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS INTERIM CHAIRMAN OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Since September 6, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $4.06 million activity.

More notable recent Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Revenue light at Las Vegas Sands – Seeking Alpha” on October 24, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Wynn Resorts Has a Tourist Problem – Motley Fool” published on December 22, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Macau names in rally mode – Seeking Alpha” on December 03, 2018. More interesting news about Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Nomura talks up Macau sector – Seeking Alpha” published on September 14, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Why It Is Time To Buy Las Vegas Sands – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 04, 2018.

Newport Asia Llc, which manages about $2.47 billion and $416.48 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) by 36,500 shares to 1.14 million shares, valued at $188.45 million in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

Among 25 analysts covering Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Las Vegas Sands had 76 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Monday, May 1 the stock rating was maintained by Susquehanna with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, September 14. Bank of America downgraded Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Monday, July 2 to “Neutral” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of LVS in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating. As per Friday, November 4, the company rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group. The company was maintained on Thursday, March 23 by Aegis Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of LVS in report on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, June 26 with “Overweight”. Buckingham Research initiated Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Thursday, August 11 with “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.24 in 2018Q2. It dropped, as 65 investors sold LVS shares while 180 reduced holdings. 83 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 278.58 million shares or 4.69% less from 292.30 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 10,775 are held by Vantage Invest Advsr Limited Liability Co. 800 were reported by Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Llp Ma. Comerica State Bank stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Massachusetts-based Boston Advsr Ltd Llc has invested 0.16% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). 27,103 were reported by Mariner Ltd. Community Fincl Bank Na stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Investec Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0.72% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) or 3.25 million shares. Ameriprise Financial Incorporated accumulated 1.11 million shares. State Street Corporation owns 7.43 million shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Macquarie Gru Limited invested in 121,280 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Strs Ohio accumulated 348,552 shares. Cap Fund Mngmt Sa stated it has 0.5% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Banced reported 6,559 shares. Moreover, Brandywine Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.08% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 213,123 shares. Pnc Financial Ser Group Inc Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS).

Analysts await Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $0.86 EPS, down 2.27% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.88 per share. LVS’s profit will be $673.67M for 16.56 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual EPS reported by Las Vegas Sands Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.69% EPS growth.

Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc, which manages about $597.87M and $926.73 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Intl Equity Index Eme (VWO) by 26,580 shares to 5,640 shares, valued at $231,000 in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) by 4,007 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 144,877 shares, and cut its stake in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM).

More news for Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Health Reform and Eaton – Seeking Alpha” on April 01, 2010. Marketwatch.com‘s article titled: “The ‘double-VIX’ ETF is the most actively traded stock – MarketWatch” and published on February 05, 2018 is yet another important article.

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