3 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Leisure Industry

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 110 points (-0.7%) at 16,401 as of Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 820 issues advancing vs. 2,151 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. A company within the industry that fell today was Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 3.7%.

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

3. Starbucks ( SBUX) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry lower today. As of noon trading, Starbucks is down $1.04 (-1.5%) to $69.98 on average volume. Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Starbucks exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $69.95-$70.90 after having opened the day at $70.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.02.

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 has a market cap of $53.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 9.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate Starbucks a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starbucks as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, 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 somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Starbucks Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $1.72 (-2.3%) to $72.58 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.52-$74.30 after having opened the day at $74.21 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.30.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. develops, owns, and operates integrated resorts in Asia and the United States. The company owns and operates The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Sands Cotai Central, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, the Plaza Casino, and the Sands Macao in Macau, the People's Republic of China. Las Vegas Sands has a market cap of $59.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Las Vegas Sands 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 and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McDonald's ( MCD) is down $0.61 (-0.6%) to $101.48 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of McDonald's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $101.44-$102.44 after having opened the day at $102.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.09.

McDonald's Corporation franchises and operates McDonald's restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company's restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus. McDonald's has a market cap of $101.9 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 5.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate McDonald's a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates McDonald's as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 McDonald's 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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