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All three major indices traded up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 16,545 as of Thursday, May 22, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,121 issues advancing vs. 844 declining with 178 unchanged.

The Leisure industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.3%. Top gainers within the Leisure industry included

Premier Exhibitions

(

PRXI

), up 2.7%,

Luby's

(

LUB

), up 2.8%,

Diversified Restaurant Holdings

(

BAGR

), up 4.4%,

Asia Entertainment & Resources

(

IKGH

), up 2.0% and

Kona Grill

(

KONA

), up 7.1%.

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

Diversified Restaurant Holdings

(

BAGR

) is one of the companies that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Diversified Restaurant Holdings was up $0.20 (4.4%) to $4.62 on light volume. Throughout the day, 39,357 shares of Diversified Restaurant Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 72,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.35-$4.67 after having opened the day at $4.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.43.

Diversified Restaurant Holdings has a market cap of $116.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on BAGR go as follows:

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Diversified Restaurant Holdings Ratings Report

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At the close,

Luby's

(

LUB

) was up $0.14 (2.8%) to $5.12 on average volume. Throughout the day, 33,938 shares of Luby's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 44,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $4.97-$5.14 after having opened the day at $5.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.98.

Luby's, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-brand restaurant company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Company Owned Restaurants, Franchise Operations, and Culinary Contract Services. Luby's has a market cap of $141.1 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 35.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Luby's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Luby's as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LUB go as follows:

  • LUB's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 2.9%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • LUB's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.21 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.13 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • 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, LUBYS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • LUBYS INC 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. Earnings per share have declined over the last year. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, LUBYS INC reported lower earnings of $0.15 versus $0.27 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 133.3% in earnings (-$0.05 versus $0.15).
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 1313.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.18 million to -$2.18 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Luby's Ratings Report

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Premier Exhibitions

(

PRXI

) was another company that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Premier Exhibitions was up $0.03 (2.7%) to $0.97 on light volume. Throughout the day, 35,135 shares of Premier Exhibitions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 62,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.95-$1.01 after having opened the day at $0.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.94.

Premier Exhibitions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in presenting museum-quality touring exhibitions to public worldwide. The company develops, deploys, operates, and presents exhibition products in exhibition centers, museums, and non-traditional venues. Premier Exhibitions has a market cap of $42.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Premier Exhibitions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Premier Exhibitions as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on PRXI go as follows:

  • 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, PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC'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 -$0.44 million or 149.22% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • 36.76% is the gross profit margin for PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC which we consider to be strong. Despite the high profit margin, it has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, PRXI's net profit margin of -3.64% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • PRXI, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 6.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 19.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • PRXI's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.08 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Although the company had a strong debt-to-equity ratio, its quick ratio of 0.89 is somewhat weak and could be cause for future problems.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Premier Exhibitions Ratings Report

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