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Las Vegas Sands



) pushed the Leisure industry lower today making it today's featured Leisure laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Las Vegas Sands fell $0.85 (-1.4%) to $57.89 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,696,601 shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,303,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $57.89-$59.35 after having opened the day at $58.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $58.74. Other companies within the Leisure industry that declined today were:




), down 6.0%,

Morgans Hotel Group Company



), down 5.6%,

Pizza Inn Holdings



), down 4.6% and

Marcus Corporation



), down 4.5%.

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $48.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 27.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Las Vegas Sands

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

On the positive front,

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts



), down 21.5%,

Pinnacle Entertainment



), down 6.2%,




), down 5.9% and

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation



), down 4.2% , were all gainers within the leisure industry with

Melco Crown Entertainment



) being today's featured leisure industry leader.

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PowerShares Dynamic Leisure&Entert



) while those bearish on the leisure industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services




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