3 Stocks Driving The Leisure Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 67 points (-0.4%) at 17,031 as of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,211 issues advancing vs. 1,801 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 6.4%.

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

3. Burger King Worldwide ( BKW) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Burger King Worldwide is up $1.17 (3.6%) to $33.21 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Burger King Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.37-$33.93 after having opened the day at $32.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.04.

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Burger King Worldwide, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates and franchises fast food hamburger restaurants under the Burger King brand name. Its restaurants offer flame-grilled hamburgers, chicken and other specialty sandwiches, French fries, soft drinks, and other food products. Burger King Worldwide has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 40.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Burger King Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Burger King Worldwide 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, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Burger King Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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