3 Leisure Stocks Pushing Industry Growth

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 68 points (-0.4%) at 17,105 as of Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,162 issues advancing vs. 1,797 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

3. Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts is up $1.10 (0.6%) to $182.38 on average volume. Thus far, 648,521 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $180.01-$183.47 after having opened the day at $180.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $181.28.

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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 $18.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 6.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 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 notable return on equity, revenue growth, 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 weak operating cash flow. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is up $0.71 (1.2%) to $60.95 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.4 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.75-$61.12 after having opened the day at $59.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.24.

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The company owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macau, the People's Republic of China. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $50.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 23.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline Group ( PCLN) is up $6.20 (0.5%) to $1,171.99 on average volume. Thus far, 380,157 shares of Priceline Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 732,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,160.30-$1,177.50 after having opened the day at $1,163.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,165.79.

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The Priceline Group Inc. operates as an online travel company. Priceline Group has a market cap of $62.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Priceline Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline Group 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, notable return on equity, 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 Priceline Group 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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