Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Leisure Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.1%) at 15,403 as of Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,506 issues advancing vs. 1,423 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts ( KKD) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is up $1.71 (8.0%) to $23.11 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.72-$23.31 after having opened the day at $21.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.40.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a branded retailer and wholesaler of doughnuts, beverages, and treats and packaged sweets worldwide. It owns and franchises Krispy Kreme stores. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 128.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Krispy Kreme Doughnuts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Krispy Kreme Doughnuts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP) is up $0.92 (2.2%) to $43.20 on light volume. Thus far, 784,771 shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.08-$43.40 after having opened the day at $42.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.28.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel service for hotel accommodations, airline tickets, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in the People's Republic of China. Ctrip.com International has a market cap of $5.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 87.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Ctrip.com International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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 solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. Get the full Ctrip.com International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is up $0.54 (1.0%) to $56.67 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.84-$57.09 after having opened the day at $55.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.13.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $46.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, 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. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, 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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