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Expedia

(

EXPE

) pushed the Leisure industry lower today making it today's featured Leisure laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Expedia fell $0.66 (-1.1%) to $61.39 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,554,174 shares of Expedia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,554,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $61.30-$62.55 after having opened the day at $62.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.05. Other companies within the Leisure industry that declined today were:

Diversified Restaurant Holdings

(

BAGR

), down 5.6%,

Monarch Casino & Resort

(

MCRI

), down 4.5%,

Chuy's Holdings

(

CHUY

), down 4.3% and

China Lodging Group

(

HTHT

), down 3.3%.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. Expedia has a market cap of $7.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 61.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Expedia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Expedia

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front,

Bloomin Brands

(

BLMN

), up 5.7%,

Luby's

(

LUB

), up 3.5%,

Carrols Restaurant Group

(

TAST

), up 3.4% and

Caesars Entertainment

(

CZR

), up 2.9% , were all gainers within the leisure industry with

Dunkin Brands Group

(

DNKN

) being today's featured leisure industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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