3 Stocks Raising The Leisure Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 17,810 as of Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,661 issues advancing vs. 1,320 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that increased today was Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG), up 0.7%.

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

3. Caesars Entertainment ( CZR) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Caesars Entertainment is up $1.00 (6.1%) to $17.31 on average volume. Thus far, 840,448 shares of Caesars Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.25-$17.39 after having opened the day at $16.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.31.

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Caesars Entertainment Corporation owns, operates, or manages casino entertainment facilities. Its casino entertainment facilities include land-based casinos, riverboat or dockside casinos, and managed casinos, as well as casinos combined with a thoroughbred racetrack and a harness racetrack. Caesars Entertainment has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 24.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Caesars Entertainment a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Caesars Entertainment as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Caesars Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Darden Restaurants ( DRI) is up $0.75 (1.4%) to $55.74 on light volume. Thus far, 399,552 shares of Darden Restaurants exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.99-$55.79 after having opened the day at $55.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $54.99.

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Darden Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates full service restaurants in the United States and Canada. It operates restaurants under the Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V's, and Yard House brand names. Darden Restaurants has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Darden Restaurants a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Darden Restaurants as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Darden Restaurants Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT) is up $0.53 (0.7%) to $78.11 on light volume. Thus far, 511,512 shares of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.21-$78.40 after having opened the day at $77.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.58.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. operates as a hotel and leisure company worldwide. The company owns, operates, and franchises luxury and upscale full-service hotels, resorts, residences, retreats, select-service hotels, and extended stay hotels under the St. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 14 analysts who rate Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide 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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