3 Leisure Stocks Moving The Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 30 points (0.2%) at 15,994 as of Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,823 issues advancing vs. 1,044 declining with 196 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 13.5%, and McDonald's Corporation ( MCD), up 0.5%.

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

3. Orbitz Worldwide ( OWW) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Orbitz Worldwide is up $2.08 (30.1%) to $8.99 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.2 million shares of Orbitz Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 741,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.60-$9.12 after having opened the day at $7.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.91.

Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. operates as an online travel company worldwide. It enables leisure and business travelers to research, plan, and book a range of travel products and services. Orbitz Worldwide has a market cap of $776.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Orbitz Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Orbitz Worldwide as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Orbitz Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Expedia ( EXPE) is up $2.11 (2.8%) to $77.97 on average volume. Thus far, 917,511 shares of Expedia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.76-$78.13 after having opened the day at $75.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.86.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. Expedia has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Expedia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expedia as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Expedia Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is up $26.36 (2.1%) to $1,273.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 599,175 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 590,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,239.22-$1,276.93 after having opened the day at $1,241.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,246.64.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as an online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $62.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com as a buy. 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, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Priceline.com 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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