3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Leisure Industry

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 30 points (0.2%) at 15,994 as of Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,823 issues advancing vs. 1,044 declining with 196 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%.

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

3. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry lower today. As of noon trading, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is down $1.40 (-1.8%) to $75.69 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.09-$76.28 after having opened the day at $74.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $77.09.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. operates as a hotel and leisure company worldwide. The company operates luxury and upscale full-service hotels, resorts, residences, retreats, select-service hotels, and extended stay hotels under the St. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL) is down $0.24 (-0.6%) to $42.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Melco Crown Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.07-$43.65 after having opened the day at $43.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.36.

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 $23.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 8.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Melco Crown Entertainment a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none 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 robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Melco Crown Entertainment Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Carnival Corporation ( CCL) is down $0.26 (-0.7%) to $40.14 on light volume. Thus far, 516,481 shares of Carnival Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $39.86-$40.20 after having opened the day at $40.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.40.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company worldwide. It operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, & Asia. Carnival Corporation has a market cap of $23.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Carnival Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Carnival Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Carnival Corporation 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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