Marriott International Inc

(

MAR

) pushed the Leisure industry lower today making it today's featured Leisure loser. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.6%. By the end of trading, Marriott International Inc fell $1.35 (-4.5%) to $28.87 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.1 million shares of Marriott International Inc exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $28.46-$29.40 after having opened the day at $28.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.22. Other company's within the Leisure industry that declined today were:

MTR Gaming Group Inc

(

MNTG

), down 7.7%,

Gaylord Entertainment

(

GET

), down 5.3%,

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group Inc

(

BBRG

), down 5%, and

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc

(

HOT

), down 4.7%.

Marriott International, Inc. operates and franchises hotels and related lodging facilities worldwide. Marriott International Inc has a market cap of $10.36 billion and is part of the

services

sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 51.5, below the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 55.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 27.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marriott International 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 a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and generally poor debt management.

On the positive front,

Melco Crown Entertainment

(

MPEL

), up 5.5%,

Famous Dave's of America Inc

(

DAVE

), up 4.6%,

Multimedia Games Holding Co Inc

(

MGAM

), up 4.3%, and

Ctrip.com International

(

CTRP

), up 4.3%, were all gainers within the leisure industry with

Starbucks Corporation

(

SBUX

) being today's featured leisure industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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