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 0.6%. By the end of trading, Ctrip.com International fell $1.04 (-2.1%) to $48.46 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,766,933 shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,254,900 shares. The stock ranged in price between $48.19-$49.94 after having opened the day at $49.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.50. Other companies within the Leisure industry that declined today were: Cosi ( COSI), down 4.9%, Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), down 3.4%, Premier Exhibitions ( PRXI), down 3.0% and Home Inns & Hotels Management ( HMIN), down 2.8%.

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 $6.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 122.2% 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 5 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 positive front, Nevada Gold & Casinos ( UWN), up 6.4%, Diamond Resorts International ( DRII), up 6.2%, Frisch's Restaurants ( FRS), up 6.1% and Boyd Gaming Corporation ( BYD), up 4.9% , were all gainers within the leisure industry with Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) 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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