3 Stocks Dragging The Leisure Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 12 points (0.1%) at 14,943 as of Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,432 issues advancing vs. 1,453 declining with 120 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

3. Marriott International ( MAR) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry lower today. As of noon trading, Marriott International is down $0.30 (-0.7%) to $40.63 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million 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 $40.62-$41.22 after having opened the day at $40.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.93.

Marriott International, Inc. operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and timeshare properties worldwide. Marriott International has a market cap of $12.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 9.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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2. As of noon trading, Carnival Corporation ( CCL) is down $0.19 (-0.5%) to $35.69 on average volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Carnival Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.42-$35.78 after having opened the day at $35.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.88.

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 $21.3 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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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1. As of noon trading, Expedia ( EXPE) is down $0.87 (-1.8%) to $48.04 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Expedia exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.02-$49.13 after having opened the day at $48.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $48.91.

Expedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an online travel company in the United States and internationally. Expedia has a market cap of $5.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Expedia 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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