3 Stocks Moving The Leisure Industry Upward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 59 points (0.3%) at 18,083 as of Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,918 issues advancing vs. 1,077 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%.

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

3. Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands is up $1.08 (2.0%) to $53.94 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.5 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $53.33-$54.73 after having opened the day at $53.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.86.

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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 $42.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Starbucks ( SBUX) is up $0.56 (1.1%) to $50.85 on light volume. Thus far, 3.2 million shares of Starbucks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.27-$50.93 after having opened the day at $50.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.29.

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Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; China/Asia Pacific; and Channel Development. Starbucks has a market cap of $74.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 22.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 20 analysts who rate Starbucks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Starbucks Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline Group ( PCLN) is up $13.04 (1.0%) to $1,273.47 on average volume. Thus far, 299,506 shares of Priceline Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 679,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1,261.00-$1,280.97 after having opened the day at $1,263.89 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1,260.43.

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The Priceline Group Inc. provides online travel and travel related reservation and search services. Priceline Group has a market cap of $64.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 15 analysts who rate Priceline Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. 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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