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 0.5%. By the end of trading, Ctrip.com International rose $2.16 (4.3%) to $52.21 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5,722,293 shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,833,600 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $50.07-$52.87 after having opened the day at $51.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.05. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were: Noodles & Co Class A ( NDLS), up 7.9%, Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain ( CCSC), up 6.7%, Kona Grill ( KONA), up 6.2% and Papa John's International ( PZZA), up 5.9%.

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 $6.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Ctrip.com International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ctrip.com International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Extended Stay America ( STAY), down 5.2%, Full House Resorts ( FLL), down 4.8%, Cosi ( COSI), down 4.5% and Bloomin Brands ( BLMN), down 4.1% , were all laggards within the leisure industry with Expedia ( EXPE) 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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