3 Stocks Boosting The Leisure Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 66 points (-0.4%) at 16,378 as of Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,344 issues advancing vs. 1,660 declining with 123 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), down 2.8%, and Wynn Resorts ( WYNN), down 1.3%.

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

3. Jack In The Box ( JACK) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Jack In The Box is up $5.28 (9.5%) to $60.72 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Jack In The Box exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 406,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.03-$61.25 after having opened the day at $59.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.45.

Jack in the Box Inc., a restaurant company, operates and franchises Jack in the Box quick-service restaurants and Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants in the United States. Jack In The Box has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Jack In The Box a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Jack In The Box as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. 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 Jack In The Box Ratings Report now.

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