With the East Coast's recent snow storms in mind, I've already listed my five winter weather winners. Now here are my blizzard losers.
Again, note that the weather's impact will differ from industry to industry. Benefits to some of these companies could be short-lived and should not be extrapolated to longer periods of time. On the other hand, a drop in same-store sales by 1% or 2% could have a significant impact on earnings, which might be reflected in revisions to analysts' estimates. As always, do your homework to ascertain the impact, if any, to each stock.
Loser 1: Casual Dining Restaurants
Loser 2: Apparel and Specialty Retailers
Loser 3: Airlines
Loser 4: Entertainment