3 Stocks Boosting The Leisure Industry Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 16,140 as of Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,063 issues advancing vs. 873 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Burger King Worldwide ( BKW), up 1.9%.

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

3. Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts is up $3.06 (1.4%) to $225.40 on average volume. Thus far, 649,585 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $221.51-$225.86 after having opened the day at $222.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $222.34.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $22.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 14.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, McDonald's Corporation ( MCD) is up $0.56 (0.6%) to $96.34 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of McDonald's Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $95.54-$96.39 after having opened the day at $96.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $95.78.

McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. Its restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus. McDonald's Corporation has a market cap of $95.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate McDonald's Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full McDonald's Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is up $24.31 (1.9%) to $1,304.29 on heavy volume. Thus far, 518,448 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 615,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,276.01-$1,306.41 after having opened the day at $1,283.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,279.98.

2012 comments from Michael Karsch Priceline is a fantastic example of a lifecycle stock. It was a 1999 darling. Everyone thought that they were the geniuses of the world. They had this interesting notion of how to do a reverse auction. Priceline.com has a market cap of $65.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 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 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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