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5 Restaurant and Resort Stocks to Sell Now

DIN, RCL, IGT, PNRA, LTM slump in weekly rankings


This week, the overall grades of five restaurant and resort stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

DineEquity, Inc. (DIN) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. DineEquity owns and operates two casual-dining family restaurant concepts. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum and Sales Growth, DIN also gets an F. The stock price has fallen 5.6% over the past month, worse than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DIN stock.

Royal Caribbean Cruises’ (RCL) rating weakens this week, dropping to a D versus last week’s C. Royal Caribbean Cruises owns five brands in the cruise vacation industry. The stock also gets an F in Margin Growth. To get an in-depth look at RCL, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RCL stock.

International Game Technology (IGT) ratings are on the decline this week as the company earns an F (“strong sell”). Last week, it received a D (“sell”). International Game Technology designs and manufactures computerized casino gaming systems. The stock also rates an F in Earnings Surprise. Investors seem to agree with the downgrade and have pushed down the share price 17.3% over the past month. For a full analysis of IGT stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

The rating of Panera Bread Company Class A (PNRA) declines this week from a C to a D. Panera Bread owns and franchises bakery cafes. Wall Street appears to agree with the stock downgrade, with share prices dropping 5.8% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at PNRA, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNRA stock.

Life Time Fitness, Inc. (LTM) is having a tough week. The company’s rating falls from a D to an F. Life Time Fitness operates sports, fitness, and recreation centers in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Arizona, and Texas. The stock price has fallen 11% over the past month. As of Jan. 30, 2014, 17.5% of outstanding Life Time Fitness, Inc. shares were held short. For a full analysis of LTM stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.

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