3 Stocks Dragging In The Leisure Industry

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Two out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 14 points (-0.1%) at 16,140 as of Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,063 issues advancing vs. 873 declining with 164 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the industry that increased today was Burger King Worldwide ( BKW), up 1.9%.

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 $0.75 (-0.9%) to $77.87 on average volume. Thus far, 626,877 shares of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.27-$79.07 after having opened the day at $79.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.62.

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 $15.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 1.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 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 solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels 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, Carnival Corporation ( CCL) is down $0.49 (-1.2%) to $40.27 on light volume. Thus far, 923,680 shares of Carnival Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.26-$40.80 after having opened the day at $40.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.76.

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 $24.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 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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1. As of noon trading, Starbucks Corporation ( SBUX) is down $0.58 (-0.8%) to $74.45 on light volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Starbucks Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.30-$75.00 after having opened the day at $74.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.03.

Starbucks Corporation operates as a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. Its stores offer coffee and tea beverages, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single serve products, and juices and bottled water. Starbucks Corporation has a market cap of $56.7 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Starbucks Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, premium valuation and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Starbucks 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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