3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Leisure Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 16,647 as of Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,518 issues advancing vs. 1,472 declining with 153 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the industry that increased today was Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), up 1.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was McDonald's ( MCD), up 1.2%.

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

3. Wyndham Worldwide ( WYN) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Wyndham Worldwide is up $0.99 (1.4%) to $73.00 on average volume. Thus far, 457,138 shares of Wyndham Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.79-$73.03 after having opened the day at $71.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.01.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation provides various hospitality services and products to individual and business customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and internationally. Wyndham Worldwide has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Wyndham Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wyndham Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Wyndham Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL) is up $0.74 (2.1%) to $35.40 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Melco Crown Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.66-$35.52 after having opened the day at $34.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.66.

Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, through its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 13.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Melco Crown Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Melco Crown Entertainment 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. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Melco Crown Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Yum Brands ( YUM) is up $0.56 (0.7%) to $76.73 on light volume. Thus far, 942,587 shares of Yum Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.67-$76.91 after having opened the day at $76.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $76.17.

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. It operates in six segments: YUM Restaurants China, YUM Restaurants International, Taco Bell U.S., KFC U.S., Pizza Hut U.S., and YUM Restaurants India. Yum Brands has a market cap of $33.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Yum Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yum Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Yum Brands 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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