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The Leisure industry as a whole closed the day down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.1%. Laggards within the Leisure industry included Nevada Gold & Casinos ( UWN), down 1.6%, Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment ( DDE), down 2.5%, Chanticleer Holdings ( HOTR), down 2.7%, Premier Exhibitions ( PRXI), down 2.3% and Asia Entertainment & Resources ( IKGH), down 1.5%.

TheStreet Ratings Group would like to highlight 3 stocks that pushed the industry lower today:

Premier Exhibitions ( PRXI) is one of the companies that pushed the Leisure industry lower today. Premier Exhibitions was down $0.02 (2.3%) to $0.86 on light volume. Throughout the day, 11,137 shares of Premier Exhibitions exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 59,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.86-$0.91 after having opened the day at $0.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.88.

Premier Exhibitions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in presenting museum-quality touring exhibitions to public worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Exhibition Management and RMS Titanic. Premier Exhibitions has a market cap of $40.3 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 29.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Premier Exhibitions as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on PRXI go as follows:

  • PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC's earnings have gone downhill when comparing its most recently reported quarter with the same quarter a year earlier. The company has suffered a declining pattern earnings per share over the past two years. During the past fiscal year, PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC swung to a loss, reporting -$0.01 versus $0.03 in the prior year.
  • 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 2566.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.06 million to -$1.65 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, PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • This stock's share value has moved by only 26.13% 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.
  • 36.48% is the gross profit margin for PREMIER EXHIBITIONS INC which we consider to be strong. Despite the high profit margin, it has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, PRXI's net profit margin of -19.92% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Premier Exhibitions Ratings Report

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At the close, Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment ( DDE) was down $0.02 (2.5%) to $0.70 on average volume. Throughout the day, 43,736 shares of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 43,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $0.70-$0.75 after having opened the day at $0.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.72.

Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a gaming and entertainment resort destination in the United States. Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment has a market cap of $12.9 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 51.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on DDE go as follows:

  • The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT is currently extremely low, coming in at 10.61%. Regardless of DDE's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, DDE's net profit margin of 1.45% is significantly lower than the industry average.
  • DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has not demonstrated a clear trend in earnings over the past 2 years, making it difficult to accurately predict earnings for the coming year. During the past fiscal year, DOVER DOWNS GAMING & ENTMT reported lower earnings of $0.01 versus $0.15 in the prior year.
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 9.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 4.2%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.35, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. Even though the company has a strong debt-to-equity ratio, the quick ratio of 0.36 is very weak and demonstrates a lack of ability to pay short-term obligations.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Ratings Report

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Nevada Gold & Casinos ( UWN) was another company that pushed the Leisure industry lower today. Nevada Gold & Casinos was down $0.02 (1.6%) to $1.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, 2,330 shares of Nevada Gold & Casinos exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $1.25-$1.28 after having opened the day at $1.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.27.

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc., a gaming company, is engaged in financing, developing, owning, and operating gaming properties and projects primarily in Washington and South Dakota. The company operates in three segments: Washington Gold, South Dakota Gold, and Corporate. Nevada Gold & Casinos has a market cap of $20.3 million and is part of the services sector. Shares are down 7.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Nevada Gold & Casinos as a hold. 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 and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

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Highlights from TheStreet Ratings analysis on UWN go as follows:

  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 9.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.5%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The current debt-to-equity ratio, 0.42, is low and is below the industry average, implying that there has been successful management of debt levels. To add to this, UWN has a quick ratio of 1.72, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • 36.98% is the gross profit margin for NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS INC which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, UWN's net profit margin of 2.22% significantly trails the industry average.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry and the overall market, NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: Nevada Gold & Casinos Ratings Report

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