The leisure industry closed the day up 2%. Good Times Restaurants Inc ( GTIM), O'Charley's Inc ( CHUX), PokerTek Inc ( PTEK), and Pizza Inn Holdings Inc ( PZZI) were all winners today within the leisure industry with Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) being today's featured leisure winner. Las Vegas Sands rose 61 cents (1.4%) to $45.22 on light volume. Throughout the day, 13.5 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20 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 $33 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.1, below the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 35.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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, Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc ( DDE), Cosi Inc ( COSI), Kona Grill Inc ( KONA), and Nevada Gold & Casinos Inc ( UWN) were all losers within the leisure industry with Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL) 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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