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Las Vegas Sands



) pushed the Services sector higher today making it today's featured services winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.3%. By the end of trading, Las Vegas Sands rose $1.41 (2.6%) to $55.98 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,263,339 shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,941,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $54.71-$56.28 after having opened the day at $54.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.57. Other companies within the Services sector that increased today were:

Zale Corporation



), up 29.8%,

Globus Maritime



), up 14.9%,

Paragon Shipping



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), up 11.8% and

ENGlobal Corporation



), up 11.4%.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $46.4 billion and is part of the leisure industry. Shares are up 22.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 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. 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 negative front,

Lentuo International



), down 13.8%,




), down 11.8%,

ChinaNet Online Holdings



), down 9.2% and

Ku6 Media



), down 8.6% , were all laggards within the services sector with

Royal Caribbean Cruises



) being today's services sector laggard.

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) while those bearish on the services sector could consider

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