Ctrip.com International Ltd. (CTRP): Today's Featured Leisure Laggard

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Ctrip.com International ( CTRP) pushed the Leisure industry lower today making it today's featured Leisure laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Ctrip.com International fell 60 cents (-2.5%) to $23.89 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3.2 million shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $23.58-$24.79 after having opened the day at $24.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.49. Other companies within the Leisure industry that declined today were: Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), down 9%, Brinker International ( EAT), down 2.4%, Kona Grill ( KONA), down 2.3%, and Empire Resorts ( NYNY), down 1.9%.
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Ctrip.com International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel services for hotel accommodations, airline tickets, and packaged tours in the People's Republic of China. Ctrip.com International has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 8.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are four analysts that rate Ctrip.com International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and seven rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ctrip.com International as a hold. 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the positive front, Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain ( CCSC), up 9.9%, Caesars Entertainment ( CZR), up 6.9%, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD), up 6%, and Good Times Restaurants ( GTIM), up 5.4%, were all gainers within the leisure industry with Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL) 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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