Priceline.com Inc. (PCLN): Today's Featured Leisure Winner

The leisure industry closed the day up 0.7%. Rick's Cabaret International Inc ( RICK), Multimedia Games Holding Co Inc ( MGAM), Granite City Food & Brewery ( GCFB), and Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc ( HMIN) were all winners today within the leisure industry with Priceline.com Inc ( PCLN) being today's featured leisure winner. Priceline.com Inc rose $9.41 (1.9%) to $493.26 on light volume. Throughout the day, one million shares of Priceline.com Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares.

priceline.com Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company. Priceline.com Inc has a market cap of $23.3 billion and is part of the services sector.

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 compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Empire Resorts Inc ( NYNY), PokerTek Inc ( PTEK), Famous Dave's of America Inc ( DAVE), and Orbitz Worldwide Inc ( OWW) were all losers within the leisure industry with Hyatt Hotels Corporation ( H) being today's leisure industry Loser Spotlight stock.

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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