3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Leisure Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 27 points (0.2%) at 17,793 as of Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,256 issues advancing vs. 1,750 declining with 142 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the industry that fell today was Vail Resorts ( MTN), up 3.2%.

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

3. Wyndham Worldwide ( WYN) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Wyndham Worldwide is up $1.22 (1.5%) to $84.97 on average volume. Thus far, 439,665 shares of Wyndham Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 900,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $83.74-$85.12 after having opened the day at $83.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.75.

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Wyndham Worldwide Corporation provides hospitality services and products to individual consumers and business customers worldwide. It operates three in segments: Lodging, Vacation Exchange, and Rentals, and Vacation Ownership. Wyndham Worldwide has a market cap of $10.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Wyndham Worldwide a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wyndham Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Wyndham Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Hilton Worldwide Holdings ( HLT) is up $0.26 (0.9%) to $29.02 on average volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.78-$29.06 after having opened the day at $28.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.76.

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Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., a hospitality company, owns, leases, manages, develops, and franchises hotels, resorts, and timeshare properties worldwide. Hilton Worldwide Holdings has a market cap of $29.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Hilton Worldwide Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hilton Worldwide Holdings as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Hilton Worldwide Holdings Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, MGM Resorts International ( MGM) is up $0.25 (1.3%) to $19.42 on light volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of MGM Resorts International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.19-$19.43 after having opened the day at $19.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.17.

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MGM Resorts International, through its subsidiaries, owns and/or operates casino resorts. It operates through two segments, Wholly Owned Domestic Resorts and MGM China. The company's casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. MGM Resorts International has a market cap of $11.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 10.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate MGM Resorts International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MGM Resorts International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full MGM Resorts International 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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