All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 186 points (1.2%) at 15,852 as of Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,634 issues advancing vs. 1,393 declining with 136 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the industry include

Royal Caribbean Cruises

(

RCL

), up 1.2%, and

McDonald's

(

MCD

), up 0.7%.

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

3.

Expedia

(

EXPE

) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Expedia is up $1.56 (1.4%) to $109.98 on average volume. Thus far, 867,152 shares of Expedia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $109.75-$112.90 after having opened the day at $111.47 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $108.42.

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Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Leisure and Egencia. Expedia has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are up 27.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Expedia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Expedia

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Expedia Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Yum Brands

(

YUM

TheStreet Recommends

) is up $1.07 (1.4%) to $77.17 on average volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Yum Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $76.57-$78.39 after having opened the day at $77.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.10.

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YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants. It operates in five segments: YUM China, YUM India, the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. Yum Brands has a market cap of $33.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 34.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are up 4.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Yum Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Yum Brands

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Yum Brands Ratings Report

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1. As of noon trading,

Starbucks

(

SBUX

) is up $0.43 (0.8%) to $51.52 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.2 million shares of Starbucks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.27-$53.20 after having opened the day at $52.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.09.

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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 $74.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.3. Shares are up 24.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 21 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 its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Starbucks 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

).