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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 17,564 as of Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, 1:15 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,528 issues advancing vs. 1,459 declining with 151 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%. Top gainers within the industry include MGM Resorts International ( MGM), up 9.0%, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 8.9%, Priceline Group ( PCLN), up 2.1%, Expedia ( EXPE), up 1.5% and Starbucks ( SBUX), up 0.7%. A company within the industry that fell today was Hilton Worldwide Holdings ( HLT), up 1.6%.

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

3. Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Melco Crown Entertainment is up $0.68 (3.4%) to $20.85 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Melco Crown Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.29-$21.07 after having opened the day at $20.31 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.17.

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Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, through its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 20.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Melco Crown Entertainment a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Melco Crown Entertainment as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Melco Crown Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Yum Brands ( YUM) is up $0.32 (0.4%) to $88.14 on light volume. Thus far, 671,892 shares of Yum Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $87.81-$88.70 after having opened the day at $88.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $87.82.

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YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants. It operates in five segments: YUM China, YUM India, the KFC Division, the Pizza Hut Division, and the Taco Bell Division. Yum Brands has a market cap of $37.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 20.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Yum Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yum Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Yum Brands Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is up $0.10 (0.2%) to $55.34 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.25-$56.10 after having opened the day at $55.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.25.

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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 $44.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Las Vegas Sands 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).