Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. Priceline.com ( PCLN) pushed the Leisure industry lower today making it today's featured Leisure laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.1%. By the end of trading, Priceline.com fell $11.90 (-1.6%) to $708.80 on average volume. Throughout the day, 597,821 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 637,600 shares. The stock ranged in price between $702.40-$716.02 after having opened the day at $714.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $720.70. Other companies within the Leisure industry that declined today were: Pizza Inn Holdings ( PZZI), down 10.4%, Red Lion Hotels Corporation ( RLH), down 4.6%, Orbitz Worldwide ( OWW), down 4.5%, and Full House Resorts ( FLL), down 4.4%.
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priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $35.48 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.