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All three major indices traded up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 110 points (0.6%) at 17,972 as of Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,425 issues advancing vs. 677 declining with 121 unchanged.

The Leisure industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which was up 1.0%. Top gainers within the Leisure industry included

Full House Resorts

(

FLL

), up 2.7%,

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment

(

DDE

), up 1.9%,

Frisch's Restaurants

TheStreet Recommends

(

FRS

), up 2.4%,

Flanigan's

(

BDL

), up 4.4% and

Monarch Casino & Resort

(

MCRI

), up 3.7%.

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

Frisch's Restaurants

(

FRS

) is one of the companies that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Frisch's Restaurants was up $0.65 (2.4%) to $27.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,696 shares of Frisch's Restaurants exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $26.90-$27.50 after having opened the day at $27.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.85.

Frisch's Restaurants, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates full service family-style restaurants under the Frisch's Big Boy name in various regions of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. As of June 3, 2014, it operated 96 restaurants and licensed 25 restaurants to other operators. Frisch's Restaurants has a market cap of $140.4 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Frisch's Restaurants a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Frisch's Restaurants

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FRS go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 7.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 2.2%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • FRS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.06 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, reflecting both the market's overall trend during that period and the fact that the company's earnings growth has been robust. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • FRISCH'S RESTAURANTS INC has improved earnings per share by 34.2% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, FRISCH'S RESTAURANTS INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.85 versus $1.37 in the prior year.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income increased by 37.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $1.91 million to $2.62 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Frisch's Restaurants Ratings Report

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At the close,

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment

(

DDE

) was up $0.02 (1.9%) to $1.06 on light volume. Throughout the day, 43,526 shares of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 80,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.04-$1.07 after having opened the day at $1.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.04.

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a gaming and entertainment resort destination in the United States. Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment has a market cap of $19.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 25.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dover Downs Gaming & 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, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DDE go as follows:

  • DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT swung to a loss, reporting -$0.02 versus $0.01 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has decreased by 23.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from -$0.42 million to -$0.52 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $0.76 million or 82.35% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
  • The gross profit margin for DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT is currently extremely low, coming in at 8.28%. Regardless of DDE's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, DDE's net profit margin of -1.12% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Ratings Report

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Full House Resorts

(

FLL

) was another company that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Full House Resorts was up $0.04 (2.7%) to $1.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 14,973 shares of Full House Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 37,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.40-$1.50 after having opened the day at $1.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.46.

Full House Resorts, Inc. owns, develops, manages, and invests in gaming-related enterprises. Full House Resorts has a market cap of $27.6 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Full House Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Full House Resorts as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FLL go as follows:

  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, FULL HOUSE RESORTS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • FLL's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 44.36%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • FULL HOUSE RESORTS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, FULL HOUSE RESORTS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.21 versus $1.49 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 41.0% in earnings (-$0.30 versus -$0.21).
  • FLL, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 7.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 12.1%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • 47.74% is the gross profit margin for FULL HOUSE RESORTS INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -2.32% is in-line with the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Full House Resorts Ratings Report

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