MPEL, MAR, CCL, LVS And PCLN, 5 Leisure Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 58 points (-0.4%) at 15,461 as of Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 785 issues advancing vs. 2,161 declining with 94 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

5. Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry lower today. As of noon trading, Melco Crown Entertainment is down $0.30 (-1.2%) to $25.75 on average volume. Thus far, 1.7 million shares of Melco Crown Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.53-$26.56 after having opened the day at $26.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.05.

Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, through its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment has a market cap of $14.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 54.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Melco Crown Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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 revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Melco Crown Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Marriott International ( MAR) is down $0.39 (-0.9%) to $41.29 on light volume. Thus far, 618,555 shares of Marriott International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.22-$41.63 after having opened the day at $41.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.68.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. Marriott International has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 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, good cash flow from operations, 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 low profit margins. Get the full Marriott International Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Carnival Corporation ( CCL) is down $0.32 (-0.9%) to $37.03 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Carnival Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.91-$37.42 after having opened the day at $37.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.35.

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 $22.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Carnival Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 12 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, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. Get the full Carnival Corporation Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $0.62 (-1.1%) to $56.18 on light volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.89-$56.97 after having opened the day at $56.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.79.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $47.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 23.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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 Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is down $7.99 (-0.8%) to $927.39 on heavy volume. Thus far, 546,989 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 710,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $912.73-$932.72 after having opened the day at $931.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $935.38.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $46.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 50.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Priceline.com a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 Priceline.com Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 4 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).

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