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

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Ctrip.com International ( CTRP) pushed the Leisure industry higher today making it today's featured leisure winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Ctrip.com International rose $1.23 (2.7%) to $47.22 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,004,813 shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,288,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $45.83-$47.57 after having opened the day at $46.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.99. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were: Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), up 6.5%, Home Inns & Hotels Management ( HMIN), up 6.0%, Expedia ( EXPE), up 5.1% and Century Casinos ( CNTY), up 4.9%.

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 $5.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 100.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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.

On the negative front, Biglari Holdings ( BH), down 7.4%, Panera Bread Company ( PNRA), down 2.0%, Red Lion Hotels Corporation ( RLH), down 1.8% and Bob Evans Farms ( BOBE), down 1.6% , were all laggards within the leisure industry with Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) being today's leisure industry laggard.

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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