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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