3 Leisure Stocks Pushing Industry Growth

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 76 points (0.5%) at 15,300 as of Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,101 issues advancing vs. 849 declining with 106 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Las Vegas Sands ( LVS), up 1.0%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Caribbean Cruises is up $0.38 (1.1%) to $34.53 on light volume. Thus far, 495,981 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $34.19-$34.65 after having opened the day at $34.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.15.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. operates as a cruise company worldwide. It owns five cruise brands comprising Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, and CDF Croisieres de France. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Royal Caribbean Cruises a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Caribbean Cruises as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Royal Caribbean Cruises Ratings Report now.

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