Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) amassed 2.73% of Breton Hill’s portfolio at the end of September as the fund held 156,542 shares of the company worth $9 million. The number of funds from our database long Las Vegas Sands amounted to 23 and the total value of their holdings stood at $283 million at the end of June. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) is currently facing uncertainty about its Macau operations on account of ongoing Chinese crackdown on gambling business in the island. The company earns nearly 50% of its EBITDA from its Macau operations.
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) stock has gained nearly 10% so far this year and has a dividend yield of 4.29%. Breton Hill boosted its holding in the company by 12% to 90,078 shares valued at $8.75 million during the September quarter. Overall, 47 hedge funds from our database had positions in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) valued at $4.61 billion at the end of June. Philip Morris International announced third-quarter earnings of $1.25 per share, beating the consensus estimate of $1.24 per share, but its revenue of $6.98 billion was lower than the expected $6.99 billion.
Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) stock has gained around 11% year-to-date. Meanwhile Breton Hill raised its exposure to the company by 11% on the quarter to 138,290 shares worth $8.74 million held at the end of September. A total of 46 funds we track held about $1.90 billion worth of Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) stock at the end of June. Altria Group recently disclosed holding a 9.6% stake in Anheuser-Busch InBev after it completed the merger with SABMiller. Altria also announced tripling its share buyback program to $3 billion. The buyback program will be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2018.