Wynn Resorts Ltd (WYNN): Today's Featured Leisure Winner

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Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) pushed the Leisure industry higher today making it today's featured leisure winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.1%. By the end of trading, Wynn Resorts rose $3.69 (3%) to $126.52 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1.5 million shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $123.50-$126.92 after having opened the day at $123.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $122.83. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were: Caesars Entertainment ( CZR), up 38.1%, Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), up 10.6%, Boyd Gaming Corporation ( BYD), up 9.4%, and Nevada Gold & Casinos ( UWN), up 8%.
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Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $12.44 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 9.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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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