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Legg Mason Asset Management Japan Cut Sun Life Finl (SLF) Holding; Las Vegas Sands (LVS) SI Decreased By 3.81%

Legg Mason Asset Management Japan decreased Sun Life Finl Inc (SLF) stake by 48.19% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Legg Mason Asset Management Japan sold 17,300 shares as Sun Life Finl Inc (SLF)’s stock declined 12.84%. The Legg Mason Asset Management Japan holds 18,600 shares with $665,000 value, down from 35,900 last quarter. Sun Life Finl Inc now has $25.13 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $40.74. About 294,243 shares traded. Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) has declined 1.22% since December 9, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.92% the S&P500.

Las Vegas Sands Corporation (NYSE:LVS) had a decrease of 3.81% in short interest. LVS’s SI was 7.42 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 3.81% from 7.71M shares previously. With 3.06M avg volume, 2 days are for Las Vegas Sands Corporation (NYSE:LVS)’s short sellers to cover LVS’s short positions. The SI to Las Vegas Sands Corporation’s float is 2.35%. The stock increased 1.09% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $70.36. About 2.84M shares traded or 2.90% up from the average. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) has risen 28.09% since December 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The company has market cap of $55.62 billion. It owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, The Parisian Macao, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macao, the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China; and iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. It has a 26.55 P/E ratio. The firm also owns and operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip; the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Among 21 analysts covering Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Las Vegas Sands had 51 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 21. The stock of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 8. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Vetr. Deutsche Bank maintained Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) on Wednesday, July 26 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, September 19 by CLSA. The firm has “Hold” rating by Vetr given on Thursday, August 6. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Thursday, April 21 to “Neutral”. UBS maintained Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) rating on Friday, July 8. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $44 target. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform” on Thursday, April 27.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.16 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 51 investors sold Las Vegas Sands Corp. shares while 165 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 290.72 million shares or 1.52% less from 295.21 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Stonebridge Cap Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp owns 12,973 shares. 71 are held by Carroll Associate Inc. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Mngmt accumulated 179,000 shares. Allstate Corporation has 0.09% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS). Moreover, Hanson Mcclain has 0% invested in Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) for 324 shares. Ubs Asset Americas accumulated 0% or 1.09 million shares. Pathstone Family Office Ltd reported 0% stake. Duquesne Family Office Lc invested in 2.1% or 614,500 shares. Voloridge Investment reported 3,820 shares. Payden & Rygel, a California-based fund reported 258,100 shares. 11,050 were accumulated by Natixis. Dubuque Savings Bank has 39 shares. Private Advisor Grp holds 0.01% or 8,782 shares. Van Eck Corp, New York-based fund reported 45,808 shares. Edge Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corp has 10,000 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio.

Legg Mason Asset Management Japan increased Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stake by 22,000 shares to 36,500 valued at $2.02M in 2017Q2. It also upped Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) stake by 9,600 shares and now owns 17,700 shares. Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) was raised too.

Among 11 analysts covering Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Sun Life Financial Inc. had 24 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, September 11. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, November 5. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Bank of America. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, October 5 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 6 by Credit Suisse. As per Thursday, September 10, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, November 6. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, August 24. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, February 17 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.81 EPS, down 8.99% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.89 per share. SLF’s profit will be $499.62 million for 12.57 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.83 actual EPS reported by Sun Life Financial Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.41% negative EPS growth.

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