Las Vegas Sands

(

LVS

) pushed the Leisure industry lower today making it today's featured Leisure loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 2.8%. By the end of trading, Las Vegas Sands fell $1.71 (-3.9%) to $42.53 on light volume. Throughout the day, 11.9 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 17.9 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $42.38-$43.98 after having opened the day at $43.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.24. Other company's within the Leisure industry that declined today were:

Jamba Inc

(

JMBA

), down 16.8%,

Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain

(

CCSC

), down 16.7%,

Royal Caribbean Cruises

(

RCL

), down 8.1%, and

O'Charley's Inc

(

CHUX

), down 8.1%.

Las Vegas Sands Corp., together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, and operates various integrated resort properties primarily in the United States, Macau, and Singapore. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $32 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.9, equal to the average leisure industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the leisure industry could consider

PowerShares Dynamic Leisure&Entert

(

PEJ

) while those bearish on the leisure industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services

(

SCC

).

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