5 Stocks Advancing The Leisure Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 60 points (0.4%) at 15,029 as of Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 12:54 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,907 issues advancing vs. 994 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX), up 0.63.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Six Flags Entertainment ( SIX) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Six Flags Entertainment is up $2.19 (2.93) to $76.95 on average volume Thus far, 207,120 shares of Six Flags Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 489,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.75-$77.17 after having opened the day at $74.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.76.

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation owns and operates regional theme, water, and zoological parks. The company's parks offer various state-of-the-art and traditional thrill rides, water attractions, themed areas, concerts and shows, restaurants, game venues, and retail outlets. Six Flags Entertainment has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Six Flags Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Six Flags Entertainment as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full Six Flags Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Marriott International ( MAR) is up $0.46 (1.07) to $43.57 on light volume Thus far, 422,120 shares of Marriott International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.21-$43.64 after having opened the day at $43.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.11.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. Marriott International has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 15.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Marriott International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Marriott International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Marriott International Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT) is up $1.15 (1.76) to $66.68 on average volume Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.53-$66.71 after having opened the day at $65.84 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.53.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. operates as a hotel and leisure company worldwide. The company operates luxury and upscale full-service hotels, resorts, residences, retreats, select-service hotels, and extended stay hotels under the St. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has a market cap of $12.7 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is up $1.50 (1.09) to $139.18 on average volume Thus far, 670,703 shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $137.49-$139.53 after having opened the day at $138.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $137.68.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $14.0 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 25.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 23.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, impressive record of earnings per share growth and increase in stock price during the past year. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Carnival Corporation ( CCL) is up $0.27 (0.77) to $35.32 on light volume Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Carnival Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.12-$35.47 after having opened the day at $35.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.05.

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 $20.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 4.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Carnival Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Carnival Corporation as a hold. 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. Get the full Carnival Corporation 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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