3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Leisure Industry

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All three major indices traded up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 154 points (0.9%) at 17,210 as of Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 4:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,244 declining with 169 unchanged.

The Leisure industry as a whole closed the day up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.8%. Top gainers within the Leisure industry included Dover Motorsports ( DVD), up 2.2%, Nevada Gold & Casinos ( UWN), up 2.5%, Canterbury Park ( CPHC), up 3.1%, Full House Resorts ( FLL), up 4.9% and Diversified Restaurant Holdings ( BAGR), up 2.9%.

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

Full House Resorts ( FLL) is one of the companies that pushed the Leisure industry higher today. Full House Resorts was up $0.06 (4.9%) to $1.29 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 232,105 shares of Full House Resorts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 70,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.21-$1.35 after having opened the day at $1.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.23.

Full House Resorts, Inc. owns, develops, manages, and invests in gaming-related enterprises. Full House Resorts has a market cap of $20.8 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 56.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Full House Resorts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Full House Resorts as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on FLL 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 20116.7% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.04 million to -$8.49 million.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, FULL HOUSE RESORTS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $0.66 million or 63.99% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
  • FULL HOUSE RESORTS INC's earnings have gone downhill when comparing its most recently reported quarter with the same quarter a year earlier. 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, FULL HOUSE RESORTS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.21 versus $1.49 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.11 versus -$0.21).
  • This stock's share value has moved by only 62.01% over the past year. 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.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Full House Resorts Ratings Report

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