3 Stocks Dragging In The Leisure Industry

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 16,415 as of Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,581 issues advancing vs. 1,369 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged.

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

3. Darden Restaurants ( DRI) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry lower today. As of noon trading, Darden Restaurants is down $0.74 (-1.5%) to $48.40 on average volume. Thus far, 781,863 shares of Darden Restaurants exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $48.24-$49.36 after having opened the day at $49.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.14.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates full service restaurants in the United States and Canada. It operates restaurants under the Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, and Wildfish Seafood Grille brand names. Darden Restaurants has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Darden Restaurants a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Darden Restaurants as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its reasonable valuation levels, considering its current price compared to earnings, book value and other measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share. Get the full Darden Restaurants Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Ctrip.com International ( CTRP) is down $1.06 (-2.0%) to $50.81 on light volume. Thus far, 907,943 shares of Ctrip.com International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $50.41-$52.50 after having opened the day at $52.41 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.87.

Ctrip.com International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides travel services for hotel accommodations, ticketing services, packaged tours, and corporate travel management in China. Ctrip.com International has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Ctrip.com International a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ctrip.com International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Ctrip.com International Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is down $10.38 (-1.9%) to $542.02 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.1 million shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 569,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $534.91-$588.69 after having opened the day at $582.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $552.40.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. develops and operates fast casual and fresh Mexican food restaurants. Its restaurants primarily offer burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. As of October 15, 2013, the company operated approximately 1,500 restaurants. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Chipotle Mexican Grill has a market cap of $16.8 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chipotle Mexican Grill as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Chipotle Mexican Grill 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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