Wynn Resorts Ltd (WYNN): Today's Featured Services Laggard

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Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.1%. By the end of trading, Wynn Resorts fell $3.19 (-2.2%) to $138.45 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,454,735 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,212,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $137.36-$140.00 after having opened the day at $139.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $141.64. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were: Newlead Holdings ( NEWL), down 18.3%, Asia Entertainment & Resources ( AERL), down 13.4%, Seanergy Maritime Holdings ( SHIP), down 12.8% and Envoy Capital Group ( ECGI), down 11.3%.
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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 $14.4 billion and is part of the leisure industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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, solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations 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 positive front, rue21 ( RUE), down 23.0%, UniTek Global Services ( UNTK), down 13.6%, Lender Processing Services ( LPS), down 12.9% and ChinaNet Online Holdings ( CNET), down 12.7% , were all gainers within the services sector with Best Buy ( BBY) being today's featured services sector leader.

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