3 Stocks Moving The Leisure Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 86 points (-0.5%) at 16,084 as of Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,014 issues advancing vs. 1,941 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX), up 0.9%.

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

3. MGM Resorts International ( MGM) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, MGM Resorts International is up $0.26 (1.1%) to $24.34 on average volume. Thus far, 4.7 million shares of MGM Resorts International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 11.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.55-$24.53 after having opened the day at $23.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.08.

MGM Resorts International, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts. The company operates in two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. MGM Resorts International has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate MGM Resorts International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MGM Resorts International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full MGM Resorts International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is up $8.77 (1.6%) to $542.78 on heavy volume. Thus far, 511,549 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 548,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $526.75-$543.50 after having opened the day at $528.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $534.01.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast casual and fresh Mexican food restaurants. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of October 15, 2013, the company operated approximately 1,500 restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a market cap of $17.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chipotle Mexican Grill as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chipotle Mexican Grill Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is up $1.38 (0.7%) to $212.22 on average volume. Thus far, 798,941 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $206.00-$214.27 after having opened the day at $208.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $210.84.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. It operates in two segments, Macau Operations and Las Vegas Operations. The company operates Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort located in the People's Republic of China. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $22.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 good cash flow from operations. 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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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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