5 Stocks Pushing The Leisure Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 13,217 as of Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,125 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the industry include Brinker International ( EAT), up 2.7%, and Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 2.6%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation ( WYN) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation is up $0.42 (0.8%) to $50.54 on light volume Thus far, 308,010 shares of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.95-$50.61 after having opened the day at $50.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.12.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various hospitality products and services to individual consumers and business customers in the United States and internationally. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 32.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Wyndham Worldwide Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wyndham Worldwide Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Wyndham Worldwide Corporation Ratings Report now.

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