The

leisure

industry closed the day up 1.7%.

Panera Bread Company Inc

(

PNRA

),

China Lodging Group

(

HTHT

),

J. Alexander's Corporation

(

JAX

), and

Ctrip.com International

(

CTRP

) were all winners today within the leisure industry with

Las Vegas Sands

(

LVS

) being today's featured leisure winner. Las Vegas Sands rose $1.42 (3.4%) to $43.47 on average volume. Throughout the day, 16.1 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20.2 million shares.

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 $32.4 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.4, below the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 34.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 8.5% 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, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated.

On the negative front,

Kona Grill Inc

(

KONA

),

Granite City Food & Brewery

(

GCFB

),

Dover Motorsports Inc

(

DVD

), and

Great Wolf Resorts Inc

(

WOLF

) were all losers within the leisure industry with

Boyd Gaming Corporation

(

BYD

) being today's leisure industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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