One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,430 as of Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,250 declining with 211 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that fell today was Ctrip.com International ( CTRP), up 1.5%.

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 $0.64 (3.0%) to $22.30 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 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 $21.67-$22.54 after having opened the day at $21.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.66.

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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 $11.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 14.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Melco Crown Entertainment a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Melco Crown Entertainment as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its solid financial position based on a variety of debt and liquidity measures that we have evaluated. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full Melco Crown Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Expedia ( EXPE) is up $1.26 (1.0%) to $121.92 on light volume. Thus far, 411,270 shares of Expedia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $119.66-$122.16 after having opened the day at $120.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $120.66.

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Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Leisure and Egencia. Expedia has a market cap of $14.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 41.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 10 analysts who rate Expedia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expedia as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and notable return on equity. 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 Expedia Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, MGM Resorts International ( MGM) is up $0.31 (1.4%) to $22.56 on average volume. Thus far, 4.0 million shares of MGM Resorts International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.18-$22.68 after having opened the day at $22.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.25.

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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 $12.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 12 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. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and generally higher debt management risk. 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).