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Priceline.com

(

PCLN

) pushed the Leisure industry higher today making it today's featured leisure winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Priceline.com rose $18.81 (1.6%) to $1,177.98 on average volume. Throughout the day, 539,092 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 595,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1,155.60-$1,182.60 after having opened the day at $1,162.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,159.17. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were:

Caesars Entertainment

(

CZR

), up 9.5%,

Monarch Casino & Resort

(

MCRI

), up 5.8%,

Diversified Restaurant Holdings

(

BAGR

), up 5.5% and

Qunar Cayman Islands Ltd ADR repr Class B

(

QUNR

), up 4.7%.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $59.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 86.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Priceline.com

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

On the negative front,

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

(

CBRL

), down 7.2%,

Premier Exhibitions

(

PRXI

), down 3.3%,

Orbitz Worldwide

(

OWW

), down 2.8% and

Iao Kun Group Holding Company

(

IKGH

), down 2.2% , were all laggards within the leisure industry with

Chipotle Mexican Grill

(

CMG

) being today's leisure industry laggard.

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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