Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR): Today's Featured Leisure Winner

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Caesars Entertainment ( CZR) pushed the Leisure industry higher today making it today's featured leisure winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, Caesars Entertainment rose $0.57 (2.8%) to $21.01 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,340,178 shares of Caesars Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,713,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.22-$21.30 after having opened the day at $20.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.44. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were: Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), up 5.2%, 500.com Ltd ADR Class A ( WBAI), up 2.2%, Frisch's Restaurants ( FRS), up 2.2% and Red Lion Hotels Corporation ( RLH), up 1.8%.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation owns, operates, or manages casino entertainment facilities. Caesars Entertainment has a market cap of $2.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 190.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Caesars Entertainment a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Caesars Entertainment as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow.

On the negative front, Empire Resorts ( NYNY), down 6.4%, Century Casinos ( CNTY), down 5.8%, Renren ( RENN), down 5.4% and Speedway Motorsports ( TRK), down 5.3% , were all laggards within the leisure industry with Expedia ( EXPE) being today's leisure industry laggard.

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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