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Two out of the three major indices traded up today The three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 17 points (0.1%) at 16,712 as of Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 3:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,351 issues advancing vs. 1,650 declining with 150 unchanged.

The Leisure industry as a whole closed the day down 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Top gainers within the Leisure industry included Red Lion Hotels ( RLH), up 2.2%, Pizza Inn Holdings ( PZZI), up 5.2%, Cosi ( COSI), up 3.4%, Rick's Cabaret International ( RICK), up 4.2% and Morgans Hotel Group ( MHGC), up 3.6%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

Rick's Cabaret International ( RICK) is one of the companies that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Rick's Cabaret International was up $0.45 (4.2%) to $11.12 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 177,618 shares of Rick's Cabaret International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 45,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $10.75-$11.30 after having opened the day at $11.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.67.

Rick's Cabaret International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates nightclubs that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant, and bar services primarily for businessmen and professionals in the United States. Rick's Cabaret International has a market cap of $99.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Rick's Cabaret International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Rick's Cabaret International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and unimpressive growth in net income.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RICK go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 3.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 8.4%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, regardless of the company's weak earnings results. Despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year, there is currently no conclusive evidence that warrants the purchase or sale of this stock.
  • Net operating cash flow has declined marginally to $5.83 million or 6.33% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow RICKS CABARET INTL INC is still fairing well by exceeding its industry average cash flow growth rate of -22.05%.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. In comparison to the other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, RICKS CABARET INTL INC's return on equity is significantly below that of the industry average and is below that of the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Rick's Cabaret International Ratings Report

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At the close, Cosi ( COSI) was up $0.04 (3.4%) to $1.23 on average volume. Throughout the day, 154,170 shares of Cosi exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 168,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.21-$1.25 after having opened the day at $1.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.19.

Cosi, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises fast-casual restaurants. The company offers food and beverage products for four dayparts comprising breakfast, lunch, snacking, and dinner. It also provides catering services for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacking. Cosi has a market cap of $22.0 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 28.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Cosi a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cosi as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on COSI go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 102.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$2.04 million to -$4.11 million.
  • Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 58.31%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 91.66% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
  • COSI INC has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, COSI INC reported poor results of -$0.65 versus -$0.28 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.33 versus -$0.65).
  • COSI, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 3.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues fell by 11.8%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Cosi Ratings Report

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Red Lion Hotels ( RLH) was another company that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Red Lion Hotels was up $0.13 (2.2%) to $5.94 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 210,062 shares of Red Lion Hotels exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 20,800 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $5.80-$6.01 after having opened the day at $5.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.81.

Red Lion Hotels Corporation, a hospitality and leisure company, owns, operates, and franchises hotels under its Red Lion Hotels, Red Lion Inns & Suites, and Leo Hotel Collection brands. It operates in three segments: Hotels, Franchise, and Entertainment. Red Lion Hotels has a market cap of $114.3 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Red Lion Hotels a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Red Lion Hotels as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on RLH go as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed against the S&P 500 and did not exceed that of the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income has decreased by 13.2% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from -$3.11 million to -$3.52 million.
  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, RED LION HOTELS CORP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for RED LION HOTELS CORP is currently extremely low, coming in at 2.59%. Regardless of RLH's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, RLH's net profit margin of -11.57% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
  • Reflecting the weaknesses we have cited, including the decline in the company's earnings per share, RLH has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 12.04% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • RED LION HOTELS CORP's earnings per share declined by 13.3% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, RED LION HOTELS CORP continued to lose money by earning -$0.43 versus -$0.58 in the prior year.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Red Lion Hotels Ratings Report

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