4 Stocks Pushing The Leisure Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 28 points (-0.2%) at 13,217 as of Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,125 issues advancing vs. 1,742 declining with 157 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Caribbean Cruises is down $0.48 (-1.4%) to $34.24 on light volume Thus far, 751,806 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.15-$34.91 after having opened the day at $34.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.72.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates in the cruise vacation industry worldwide. It owns five cruise brands, which comprise Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, and CDF Croisieres de France. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a market cap of $7.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 40.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Royal Caribbean Cruises a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Caribbean Cruises as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Royal Caribbean Cruises Ratings Report now.

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