3 Stocks Pulling The Leisure Industry Downward

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 67 points (-0.4%) at 17,031 as of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,211 issues advancing vs. 1,801 declining with 159 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the industry that fell today was Melco Crown Entertainment ( MPEL), up 6.4%.

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

3. Wynn Resorts ( WYNN) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry lower today. As of noon trading, Wynn Resorts is down $10.92 (-5.7%) to $181.96 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Wynn Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $181.54-$189.96 after having opened the day at $189.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $192.88.

Wynn Resorts, Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates destination casino resorts. It operates in two segments, Macau Operations and Las Vegas Operations. The company operates Wynn Macau and Encore at Wynn Macau resort located in the People's Republic of China. Wynn Resorts has a market cap of $19.5 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 0.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Wynn Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Wynn Resorts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, revenue growth, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Wynn Resorts Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Las Vegas Sands ( LVS) is down $3.81 (-5.7%) to $62.70 on heavy volume. Thus far, 8.4 million shares of Las Vegas Sands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $62.60-$65.15 after having opened the day at $65.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.51.

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 $53.6 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 15.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Las Vegas Sands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 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 revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Las Vegas Sands Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, McDonald's ( MCD) is down $0.86 (-0.9%) to $92.86 on average volume. Thus far, 3.4 million shares of McDonald's exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.80-$93.70 after having opened the day at $93.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.72.

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 $92.0 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 3.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate McDonald's a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 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 and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. 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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