Las Vegas Sands, Mastercard, Gilead, Lockheed Martin Achieve 52-Week Stock Price Highs Today

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS): After investing his own money to help revive the company, Sheldon Adelson, CEO and chairman of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), is reaping the rewards of the casino company’s turnaround, says the Wall Street Journal The shares closed at $51.48, down $0.43 or 0.83% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $36.05 to $51.96.

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA): Last week, RBC Capital said it expects the company to benefit from price increases and international growth going forward. The firm maintains an Outperform rating. The shares closed at $391.31, up $0.99 or 0.25% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $240.36 to $391.30.

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD): ThinkEquity increased its target on Gilead after the company announced preliminary ELECTRON trial GS-7977 data demonstrating 100% RVR in Genotype-1 patients. The firm believes that the company has several upcoming positive catalysts and reiterates a Buy rating. The shares closed at $56.03, up $1.34 or 2.45% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $34.45 to $54.90.

Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:LMT): Government contractors such as Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) and Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) cut expenses during Q4 in order to keep their profits high, according to The Washington Post. Some analysts, however, question, whether the cost-cutting can continue over the long-term, the newspaper added. The shares closed at $85.25, up $0.66 or 0.78% on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $66.36 to $84.73.

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