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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 112 points (0.7%) at 16,695 as of Monday, May 12, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,429 issues advancing vs. 632 declining with 133 unchanged.

The Leisure industry as a whole closed the day up 1.6% versus the S&P 500, which was up 1.0%. Top gainers within the Leisure industry included Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), up 4.6%, Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co L ( CCSC), up 2.1%, Luby's ( LUB), up 6.6%, Nathans Famous ( NATH), up 3.0% and Rick's Cabaret International ( RICK), up 3.0%.

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

Rick's Cabaret International ( RICK) is one of the companies that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Rick's Cabaret International was up $0.31 (3.0%) to $10.67 on average volume. Throughout the day, 65,220 shares of Rick's Cabaret International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 46,100 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $10.37-$10.68 after having opened the day at $10.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.36.

Rick's Cabaret International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates nightclubs that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant, and bar services primarily for businessmen and professionals in the United States. Rick's Cabaret International has a market cap of $100.2 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Rick's Cabaret International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Rick's Cabaret International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and unimpressive growth in net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RICK go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 3.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.4%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, regardless of the company's weak earnings results. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to $5.83 million or 6.33% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow RICKS CABARET INTL INC is still fairing well by exceeding its industry average cash flow growth rate of -22.05%.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, RICKS CABARET INTL INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Rick's Cabaret International Ratings Report

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At the close, Luby's ( LUB) was up $0.34 (6.6%) to $5.46 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 110,469 shares of Luby's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 39,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.12-$5.53 after having opened the day at $5.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.12.

Luby's, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-brand restaurant company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Company Owned Restaurants, Franchise Operations, and Culinary Contract Services. Luby's has a market cap of $139.7 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 33.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Luby's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Luby's as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on LUB go as follows:

  • LUB's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 3.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 2.9%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • LUB's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.21 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.13 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, LUBYS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • LUBYS INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last year. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, LUBYS INC reported lower earnings of $0.15 versus $0.27 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 133.3% in earnings (-$0.05 versus $0.15).
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 1313.3% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.18 million to -$2.18 million.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Luby's Ratings Report

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Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co L ( CCSC) was another company that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co L was up $0.19 (2.1%) to $9.21 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5,768 shares of Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co L exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 18,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $9.11-$9.42 after having opened the day at $9.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $9.02.

Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd. operates a quick service restaurant chain in the People's Republic of China. The company specializes in serving Sichuan-style fast food over the counter. As of December 31, 2013, it operated 293 restaurants. Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co L has a market cap of $241.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co L a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co L 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 reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on CCSC go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 3.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 18.0%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • CCSC has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 3.95, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 52.4% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $1.20 million to $0.57 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, COUNTRY STYLE COOK's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co L Ratings Report

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