3 Stocks Boosting The Leisure Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 25 points (-0.1%) at 18,080 as of Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,119 issues advancing vs. 1,860 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that increased today was McDonald's ( MCD), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands is up $0.40 (0.8%) to $52.25 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.31-$52.42 after having opened the day at $51.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.85.

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The company owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macau, the People's Republic of China. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $42.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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