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Carnival Corporation



) pushed the Leisure industry higher today making it today's featured leisure winner. The industry as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, Carnival Corporation rose $0.36 (1.0%) to $34.82 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,189,657 shares of Carnival Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,417,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $34.32-$34.96 after having opened the day at $34.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.46. Other companies within the Leisure industry that increased today were:

Monarch Casino & Resort



), up 11.9%,

Good Times Restaurants



), up 4.8%,

Arcos Dorados Holdings



), up 4.3% and

Isle of Capri Casinos



), up 4.0%.

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Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise and vacation company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, and Asia. Carnival Corporation has a market cap of $20.5 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 6.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Carnival Corporation as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

Choice Hotels International



), down 10.6%,

Chanticleer Holdings



), down 6.4%,




), down 5.4% and

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation



), down 4.5% , were all laggards within the leisure industry with International



) being today's leisure industry laggard.

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PowerShares Dynamic Leisure&Entert



) while those bearish on the leisure industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Services




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