BKNG, CMG, LVS among top travel and leisure stocks to explore in April

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With the decreasing number of Covid-19 cases, Americans hope to enjoy more traveling this year. As such, travel and entertainment stocks will likely be in focus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average number of weekly Covid-19 cases in the US as of April 5 fell to its lowest level since last summer. Many more countries have now eased travel restrictions, helping the travel industry bounce back.

The following are five travel and entertainment stocks worth exploring in the second quarter.

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Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG)

Booking Holdings is a travel technology firm that provides online travel and restaurant reservation and other related services. It is based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

The shares of the company traded at US$2205.745 at 12:21 pm ET on April 8, down by 0.34% from their closing price of April 7. Its stock value decreased by 10.08% YTD.

The firm has a market cap of US$90.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 78.51, and a forward one-year P/E ratio of 25.50. Its EPS is US$28.12.

The 52-week highest and lowest stock prices were US$2,715.66 and US$1,796.45, respectively. Its trading volume was 299,563 on April 7.

The company will release its first-quarter fiscal 2022 financial results on May 4, after the market close.

Meanwhile, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, the company’s total revenue surged 141% YoY to US$2.98 billion, while its net income came in at US$618 million, or US$14.94 per diluted share. For fiscal 2021, the company’s total revenue rose 61% YoY to US$10.95 billion.

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Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR)

Marriott International is a multinational firm focused on lodging facilities such as hotel, residential, and timeshare properties. It is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

 

The stock of the company traded at US$164.89 at 12:24 pm ET on April 8, up 0.14% from its previous closing price. The MAR stock ticked up 0.46% YTD.

The market cap of the company is US$53.96 billion, the P/E ratio is 49.37, and the forward one-year P/E ratio is 30.05. Its EPS is US$3.34.

The stock saw the highest price of US$184.99 and the lowest price of US$127.23 in the last 52 weeks. Its share volume on April 7 was 2,608,678.

The company’s total revenue rose 105% YoY to US$4.44 billion in Q4, FY21, while its net income came in at US$468 million, or US$1.42 per diluted share. For fiscal 2021, the company’s total revenue jumped 31% YoY to US$13.85 billion.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG)

Chipotle Mexican operates fast-casual restaurants in the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, and other countries. It is based in Newport Beach, California. It is popular for its tacos and Mission burritos.

The shares of the company traded at US$1551.00 at 12:27 pm ET on April 8, up 0.44% from their closing price of April 7. Its stock value fell 8.66% YTD.

The firm has a market cap of US$43.40 billion, a P/E ratio of 67.59, and a forward one-year P/E ratio of 49.34. Its EPS is US$22.92.

The 52-week highest and lowest stock prices were US$1,958.55 and US$1,277.41, respectively. Its trading volume was 215,866 on April 7.

The company will release its first-quarter fiscal 2022 financial results on April 26, after the market close.

Meanwhile, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, the company’s total revenue surged 22% YoY to US$1.96 billion, while its net income came in at US$133.47 million, or US$4.69 per diluted share. For fiscal 2021, the company’s total revenue rose 26.1% YoY to US$7.5 billion.

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS)

Las Vegas Sands Corp is a casino and resort firm that provides services like accommodation, gaming, entertainment, etc., to customers. It is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The stock of the company traded at US$36.25 at 12:30 pm ET on April 8, up 0.39% from its previous closing price. The LVS stock tumbled 7.05% YTD.

The market cap of the company is US$27.59 billion, and the forward one-year P/E ratio is 225.69. Its EPS is US$-1.26.

The stock saw the highest price of US$62.85 and the lowest price of US$31.26 in the last 52 weeks. Its share volume on April 7 was 5,541,103.

The company reported revenue of US$1.01 billion in Q4, FY21, while its net loss came in at US$197 million, or US$0.17 per diluted share. For fiscal 2021, the company’s net revenue was US$4.23 billion.

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US travel and leisure stocks: BKNG, MAR, CMG, LVS, RCL

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL)

Royal Caribbean is one of the leading global cruise holding companies based in Miami, Florida. It owns and manages three global cruise vacation brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea Cruises.

The shares of the company traded at US$78.73 at 12:32 pm ET on April 8, down 0.58% from their closing price of April 7. Its stock value declined 2.03% YTD.

The firm has a market cap of US$19.99 billion, and a forward one-year P/E ratio of -21.06. Its EPS is US$-20.87.

The 52-week highest and lowest stock prices were US$98.27 and US$61.45, respectively. Its trading volume was 3,077,224 on April 7.

The company reported total revenue of US$982.24 million in Q4, FY21, while its net loss came in at US$1.35 billion, or US$5.33 per diluted share. For fiscal 2021, the company reported a revenue of US$1.53 billion.

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Bottom line:

The Dow Jones US Travel & Leisure index declined by 4.58% MTD while decreasing 11.55% YTD. Travel spending declined by over 40% in 2020. By December 2021, travel spending reached over US$90 billion, or about 2% below the pre-pandemic level. According to the US Travel Association, travel spending historically increased between 2% and 4%.

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