Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) pushed the Leisure industry higher today making it today's featured leisure winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, Las Vegas Sands rose $2.38 (4.2%) to $58.78 on average volume. Throughout the day, 11.2 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.1 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $56.93-$58.80 after having opened the day at $57.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.40. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were: Good Times Restaurants ( GTIM), up 9.9%, Buffalo Wild Wings ( BWLD), up 9.2%, Premier Exhibitions ( PRXI), up 9%, and Cosi ( COSI), up 7.5%. 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 $41.75 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.5, equal to the average leisure industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has not been very careful in the management of its balance sheet.
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