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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 234 points (1.3%) at 18,060 as of Monday, April 20, 2015, 1:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,313 issues advancing vs. 675 declining with 139 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.0%. Top gainers within the industry include

Marriott International

(

MAR

), up 2.1%, and

Hilton Worldwide Holdings

(

HLT

), up 1.5%.

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 $1.31 (2.4%) to $56.47 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.54-$57.25 after having opened the day at $55.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.16.

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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 $44.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Starbucks

(

SBUX

) is up $0.30 (0.6%) to $47.92 on light volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Starbucks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.70-$48.12 after having opened the day at $47.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.62.

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Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; China/Asia Pacific; and Channel Development. Starbucks has a market cap of $72.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 16.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 17 analysts who rate Starbucks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Starbucks

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Starbucks Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

McDonald's

(

MCD

) is up $1.26 (1.3%) to $96.14 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of McDonald's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.00-$96.25 after having opened the day at $95.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $94.88.

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McDonald's Corporation operates and franchises McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company's restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. McDonald's has a market cap of $91.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate McDonald's a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

McDonald's

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

McDonald's Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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