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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 323.28 points (-1.8%) at 17,510 as of Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 657 issues advancing vs. 2,433 declining with 104 unchanged.

The Leisure industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.9%. Top gainers within the Leisure industry included

Nevada Gold & Casinos

(

UWN

), up 2.7%,

Dover Motorsports

(

DVD

), up 2.5%,

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment

TheStreet Recommends

(

DDE

), up 4.5%,

Lakes Entertainment

(

LACO

), up 3.1% and

Kona Grill

(

KONA

), up 2.6%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment

(

DDE

) is one of the companies that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment was up $0.04 (4.5%) to $0.93 on light volume. Throughout the day, 34,986 shares of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 58,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.83-$0.95 after having opened the day at $0.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.89.

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a gaming and entertainment resort destination in the United States. Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment has a market cap of $14.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DDE go as follows:

  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT is currently extremely low, coming in at 10.61%. Regardless of DDE's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, DDE's net profit margin of 1.45% is significantly lower than the industry average.
  • DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT reported lower earnings of $0.01 versus $0.15 in the prior year.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 9.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 4.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.35, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.36 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Ratings Report

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At the close,

Dover Motorsports

(

DVD

) was up $0.06 (2.5%) to $2.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,968 shares of Dover Motorsports exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $2.45-$2.58 after having opened the day at $2.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.44.

Dover Motorsports, Inc., through its subsidiaries, markets and promotes motorsports entertainment in the United States. The company promotes events under the auspices of the sanctioning body in motorsports, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. Dover Motorsports has a market cap of $47.3 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Dover Motorsports a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dover Motorsports as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DVD go as follows:

  • DVD's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.27 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with the favorable debt-to-equity ratio, the company maintains an adequate quick ratio of 1.43, which illustrates the ability to avoid short-term cash problems.
  • 35.42% is the gross profit margin for DOVER MOTORSPORTS INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of DVD's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 12.34% trails the industry average.
  • Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, DOVER MOTORSPORTS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $3.38 million or 41.18% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Dover Motorsports Ratings Report

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Nevada Gold & Casinos

(

UWN

) was another company that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Nevada Gold & Casinos was up $0.03 (2.7%) to $1.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5,349 shares of Nevada Gold & Casinos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.22-$1.26 after having opened the day at $1.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.22.

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc., a gaming company, is engaged in financing, developing, owning, and operating gaming properties and projects primarily in Washington and South Dakota. The company operates in three segments: Washington Gold, South Dakota Gold, and Corporate. Nevada Gold & Casinos has a market cap of $20.3 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Nevada Gold & Casinos a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nevada Gold & Casinos

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on UWN go as follows:

  • UWN's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 9.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.1%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.35, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, UWN has a quick ratio of 2.12, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.03 versus $0.00 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income increased by 88.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $0.22 million to $0.42 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Nevada Gold & Casinos Ratings Report

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