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Las Vegas Sands



) pushed the Leisure industry higher today making it today's featured leisure winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8%. By the end of trading, Las Vegas Sands rose $0.77 (1.1%) to $71.54 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,114,329 shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,647,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $70.59-$72.00 after having opened the day at $70.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.77. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were:

Boyd Gaming Corporation



), up 9.9%,




), up 9.4%,

Isle of Capri Casinos



), up 4.9% and

SFX Entertainment



), up 4.4%.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $57.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 52.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front,

Denny's Corporation

TheStreet Recommends



), down 3.2%,

Famous Dave's of America



), down 3.2%,

Nevada Gold & Casinos



), down 2.8% and

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment



), down 2.0% , were all laggards within the leisure industry with

Penn National Gaming



) being today's leisure industry laggard.

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



) while those bearish on the leisure industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services




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