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The Leisure industry as a whole closed the day down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which was down 1.1%. Laggards within the Leisure industry included

Nevada Gold & Casinos

(

UWN

), down 1.7%,

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment

(

DDE

), down 1.5%,

Premier Exhibitions

(

PRXI

), down 5.7%,

Flanigan's

(

BDL

), down 2.4% and

Frisch's Restaurants

(

FRS

), down 1.7%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Premier Exhibitions

(

PRXI

) is one of the companies that pushed the Leisure industry lower today. Premier Exhibitions was down $0.04 (5.7%) to $0.66 on light volume. Throughout the day, 21,714 shares of Premier Exhibitions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 81,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.63-$0.70 after having opened the day at $0.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.70.

Premier Exhibitions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in presenting museum-quality touring exhibitions to public worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Exhibition Management and RMS Titanic. Premier Exhibitions has a market cap of $35.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 38.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Premier Exhibitions

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on PRXI go as follows:

  • PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.01 versus $0.03 in the prior year.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 224.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.97 million to -$1.21 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 51.64%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 200.00% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • 41.17% is the gross profit margin for PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC which we consider to be strong. Despite the high profit margin, it has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, PRXI's net profit margin of -16.17% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Premier Exhibitions Ratings Report

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At the close,

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment

(

DDE

) was down $0.01 (1.5%) to $0.90 on average volume. Throughout the day, 32,658 shares of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 35,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.90-$0.92 after having opened the day at $0.92 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.91.

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a gaming and entertainment resort destination in the United States. Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment has a market cap of $17.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 38.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DDE go as follows:

  • DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT's earnings per share declined by 50.0% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last two years. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT reported lower earnings of $0.01 versus $0.15 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 100.0% in earnings ($0.00 versus $0.01).
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 66.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $0.49 million to $0.16 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT is currently extremely low, coming in at 9.82%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 0.35% significantly trails the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1.49 million or 27.27% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Ratings Report

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Nevada Gold & Casinos

(

UWN

) was another company that pushed the Leisure industry lower today. Nevada Gold & Casinos was down $0.02 (1.7%) to $1.16 on light volume. Throughout the day, 11,140 shares of Nevada Gold & Casinos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 21,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.13-$1.17 after having opened the day at $1.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.18.

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc., a gaming company, is engaged in financing, developing, owning, and operating gaming properties and projects primarily in Washington and South Dakota. The company operates in three segments: Washington Gold, South Dakota Gold, and Corporate. Nevada Gold & Casinos has a market cap of $19.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 13.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Nevada Gold & Casinos

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on UWN go as follows:

  • UWN's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 5.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.5%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.42, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, UWN has a quick ratio of 1.72, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • 36.98% is the gross profit margin for NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, UWN's net profit margin of 2.22% significantly trails the industry average.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here:

Nevada Gold & Casinos Ratings Report

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