Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL): Today's Featured Leisure Laggard

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Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL) pushed the Leisure industry lower today making it today's featured Leisure laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Royal Caribbean Cruises fell $0.59 (-1.1%) to $51.72 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,777,786 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,675,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $51.62-$52.90 after having opened the day at $52.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.31. Other companies within the Leisure industry that declined today were: Canterbury Park Holding Corporation ( CPHC), down 5.7%, Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), down 4.3%, Manchester United ( MANU), down 4.1% and China Lodging Group ( HTHT), down 3.6%.

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 $11.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 10.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Royal Caribbean Cruises a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Caribbean Cruises as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front, Famous Dave's of America ( DAVE), up 5.9%, Intrawest Resorts Holdings ( SNOW), up 4.8%, Potbelly Corporation ( PBPB), up 4.6% and Pinnacle Entertainment ( PNK), up 4.0% , were all gainers within the leisure industry with Priceline.com ( PCLN) being today's featured leisure industry leader.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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