In this down economy wouldn’t you rather take a staycation than a vacation? That’s what millions of Americans have chosen to do in order to cope, and it’s hurting the hotel and leisure industry. I’ve had these leisurely stocks on my sell list for almost all of last year and I’m not taking them off now. If you value the strength of your portfolio, I recommend you do the same.
I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, five hotel and leisure stocks in need of a vacation.
Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or “F” according to my research, meaning it is a “sell” or “strong sell.”
Carnival (NYSE:CCL) is an international cruise company that has experience a stock loss of 27% since January 2011. CCL gets a “D” for operating margin growth, a “D” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “D” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of CCL stock.
Ctrip.com International (NASDAQ:CTRP) helps customers book hotel accommodations, airline tickets and packaged tours in China. CTRP has watched its stock value decrease 49% in the last 12 months, compared to a gain of 6% for the Dow Jones in the same time. CTRP gets a quantitative grade of “F” in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of CTRP stock.
Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) is known for the Hyatt brand of hotels that it runs internationally. H stock is down nearly 16% since last January. H stock gets a “D” for sales growth, a “D” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum, a “D” for cash flow and a “D” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of H stock.
Marriott International (NYSE:MAR) is another company that operates hotels across the world. In the last 12 months, MAR is down 19%, compared to gains by the broader markets. MAR gets an “F” for operating margin growth, an “F” for earnings growth, an “F” for earnings momentum and a “D” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of MAR stock.
Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) is another major cruise company that has posted a loss of 41% since this time last year. RCL gets an “F” for cash flow in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of RCL stock.
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