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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2. As of noon trading, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP) is up $5.86 (9.7%) to $66.31 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.36-$68.41 after having opened the day at $66.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.45.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel services for hotel accommodations, ticketing services, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. Ctrip.com International has a market cap of $8.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 21.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Ctrip.com International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ctrip.com International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Ctrip.com International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Carnival ( CCL) is up $0.40 (1.1%) to $36.64 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Carnival exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.59-$37.35 after having opened the day at $37.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.24.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company worldwide. It operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, & Asia. Carnival has a market cap of $21.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Carnival a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Carnival as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Carnival 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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