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 68 points (-0.4%) at 17,105 as of Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,162 issues advancing vs. 1,797 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Leisure industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

3. Royal Caribbean Cruises ( RCL) is one of the companies pushing the Leisure industry lower today. As of noon trading, Royal Caribbean Cruises is down $0.63 (-0.9%) to $67.07 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Royal Caribbean Cruises exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $66.80-$68.62 after having opened the day at $68.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.70.

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 $15.2 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 42.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that 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 revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Royal Caribbean Cruises Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide ( HOT) is down $0.66 (-0.8%) to $82.65 on average volume. Thus far, 876,274 shares of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.52-$83.49 after having opened the day at $82.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.31.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. operates as a hotel and leisure company worldwide. The company owns, operates, and franchises luxury and upscale full-service hotels, resorts, residences, retreats, select-service hotels, and extended stay hotels under the St. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are up 4.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, 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 shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Yum Brands ( YUM) is down $0.42 (-0.6%) to $71.93 on light volume. Thus far, 620,296 shares of Yum Brands exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.80-$72.50 after having opened the day at $72.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.35.

YUM! Brands, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates quick service restaurants in the United States and internationally. It operates in six segments: YUM Restaurants China, YUM Restaurants International, Taco Bell U.S., KFC U.S., Pizza Hut U.S., and YUM Restaurants India. Yum Brands has a market cap of $32.1 billion and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Yum Brands a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yum Brands as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income 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 Yum Brands 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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