Las Vegas Sands (LVS) Holding Upped by Puplava Financial Services Inc; Nice LTD (NICE) Market Valuation Rose While Hmi Capital Trimmed Stake

May 23, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Puplava Financial Services Inc increased its stake in Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS) by 289.21% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Puplava Financial Services Inc bought 34,205 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.75% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 46,032 shares of the hotels and resorts company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.20 million, up from 11,827 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Puplava Financial Services Inc who had been investing in Las Vegas Sands Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $62.35B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $79. About 1.72 million shares traded. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has risen 26.54% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.99% the S&P500.

Mick Hellman decreased its stake in Nice Ltd (NICE) by 13.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hmi Capital Llc sold 135,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 2.77% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Mick Hellman held 860,562 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $79.09 million, down from 995,562 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hmi Capital Llc who had been investing in Nice Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $6.52B market cap company. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $106. About 358,820 shares traded or 102.17% up from the average. NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) has risen 35.74% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.19% the S&P500.

More notable recent NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “NICE To Acquire Mattersight, Bolstering its Leadership in Cloud Customer Service Analytics” on April 26, 2018, also Globes.Co.Il with their article: “NICE Systems worth over $6b for first time” published on May 14, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “NICE and NICE inContact Announce CX Excellence Award Winners at Interactions 2018, The Industry’s Largest …” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Deploys Latest NICE Next Generation 9-1-1-ready Recording and Incident …” published on May 22, 2018 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “NICE Actimize Named “Best Financial Crime Prevention Technology” Category Winner in FTF News 2018 Technology …” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Analysts await NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.54 earnings per share, up 63.64% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.33 per share. NICE’s profit will be $33.19 million for 49.07 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.37 actual earnings per share reported by NICE Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 45.95% EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. NICE Systems had 29 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Chardan Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, February 21. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, December 13. As per Monday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Oppenheimer maintained NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. Imperial Capital downgraded it to “In-Line” rating and $76 target in Friday, January 13 report. Zacks upgraded the shares of NICE in report on Wednesday, August 5 to “Hold” rating. The stock of NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) has “Market Outperform” rating given on Thursday, May 26 by JMP Securities. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of NICE in report on Sunday, September 24 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) rating on Sunday, August 20. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $80.0 target. JP Morgan reinitiated NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) on Wednesday, June 29 with “Overweight” rating.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $2.98 million activity.

Puplava Financial Services Inc, which manages about $312.12M and $216.47M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VEU) by 63,572 shares to 430,638 shares, valued at $23.56 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) by 52,484 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 11,765 shares, and cut its stake in At&T Inc (NYSE:T).

More recent Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “MSG Sphere: 7 Things to Know About New Arena Coming to Las Vegas Strip” on May 21, 2018. Also Finance.Yahoo.com published the news titled: “Casinos Ready to Bet Big on Sports Gambling” on May 22, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Las Vegas Sands Captures Overseas Opportunities” with publication date: May 08, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.26, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 38 investors sold LVS shares while 172 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 154 raised stakes. 287.76 million shares or 1.26% more from 284.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Franklin holds 0.05% or 1.46 million shares. Chesley Taft Assocs stated it has 17,200 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Suntrust Banks has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Nelson Van Denburg Campbell Wealth Management Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Corp owns 100 shares. Clearbridge Invs Ltd holds 0% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) or 718 shares. Moreover, Mackenzie Financial has 0.03% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Connecticut-based Hartford Inv Management Com has invested 0% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv owns 0.09% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 245,507 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Communications invested in 0.1% or 92,560 shares. California-based Capital Intl has invested 0.6% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Utah-based Utah Retirement System has invested 0.1% in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Secor Cap Advsrs Lp has 0.12% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Davidson Inv Advsrs owns 161,683 shares for 1.17% of their portfolio. San Francisco Sentry Invest Grp (Ca) holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 4,106 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 243,641 shares.

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