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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3. As of noon trading, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL) is down $0.11 (-0.7%) to $16.07 on average volume Thus far, 2.9 million shares of Melco Crown Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.91-$16.18 after having opened the day at $15.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.18.

Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities primarily in Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 68.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Melco Crown Entertainment a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Melco Crown Entertainment as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Melco Crown Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Expedia ( EXPE) is down $1.43 (-2.4%) to $58.62 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Expedia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $58.42-$60.47 after having opened the day at $60.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $60.05.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. Expedia has a market cap of $7.3 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 108.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Expedia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expedia as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Expedia Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is down $5.13 (-0.8%) to $619.60 on light volume Thus far, 253,020 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 837,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $617.72-$628.32 after having opened the day at $625.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $624.73.

priceline.com Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $31.1 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 33.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Priceline.com as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Priceline.com Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, 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).

A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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