3 Stocks Dragging In The Leisure Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 23 points (-0.1%) at 15,403 as of Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,506 issues advancing vs. 1,423 declining with 115 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

3. Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry lower today. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill is down $3.55 (-0.9%) to $402.19 on light volume. Thus far, 115,757 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 400,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $401.74-$407.57 after having opened the day at $403.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $405.74.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast casual and fresh Mexican food restaurants. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of June 3, 2013, the company operated 1,450 restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 36.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chipotle Mexican Grill as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Chipotle Mexican Grill Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Expedia ( EXPE) is down $0.89 (-1.8%) to $49.79 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Expedia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.75-$50.86 after having opened the day at $50.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $50.68.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. Expedia has a market cap of $6.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 17.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Expedia a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Expedia as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Expedia Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Priceline.com ( PCLN) is down $7.97 (-0.8%) to $961.92 on average volume. Thus far, 377,934 shares of Priceline.com exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 725,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $959.21-$969.66 after having opened the day at $966.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $969.89.

priceline.com Incorporated operates as a online travel company. Priceline.com has a market cap of $46.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 56.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, 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 Priceline.com Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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