Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Leisure Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.0%) at 16,964 as of Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,180 issues advancing vs. 1,847 declining with 143 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

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

3. Marriott International ( MAR) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Marriott International is up $0.39 (0.6%) to $65.06 on average volume. Thus far, 968,423 shares of Marriott International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.46-$65.11 after having opened the day at $64.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $64.67.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. The company operates through four segments: North American Full-Service, North American Limited-Service, International, and Luxury. Marriott International has a market cap of $18.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 31.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Marriott International a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marriott International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Marriott International Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, MGM Resorts International ( MGM) is up $0.45 (1.7%) to $27.05 on average volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of MGM Resorts International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.72-$27.25 after having opened the day at $26.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.60.

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 $13.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 13.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 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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1. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is up $1.66 (0.8%) to $211.80 on average volume. Thus far, 799,183 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $209.41-$212.25 after having opened the day at $210.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $210.14.

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 $21.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. 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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