3 Stocks Boosting The Leisure Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 16,918 as of Monday, June 23, 2014, 1:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,480 issues advancing vs. 1,509 declining with 147 unchanged.

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

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

3. Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry higher today. As of noon trading, Royal Caribbean Cruises is up $0.56 (1.0%) to $56.91 on average volume. Thus far, 978,043 shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.07-$57.17 after having opened the day at $56.09 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.35.

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. operates as a cruise company worldwide. It owns six cruise brands comprising Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisieres de France, and TUI Cruises. Royal Caribbean Cruises has a market cap of $12.4 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 18.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Royal Caribbean Cruises a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Caribbean Cruises as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Royal Caribbean Cruises Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Carnival ( CCL) is up $0.41 (1.1%) to $39.52 on average volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Carnival exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.92-$39.62 after having opened the day at $39.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.11.

Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company worldwide. It operates in two segments, North America; and Europe, Australia, & Asia. Carnival has a market cap of $23.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 2.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Carnival a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Carnival as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Carnival Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Chipotle Mexican Grill ( CMG) is up $5.04 (0.8%) to $597.47 on average volume. Thus far, 247,882 shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 589,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $590.75-$602.21 after having opened the day at $592.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $592.43.

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 $18.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Chipotle Mexican Grill a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. 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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