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Leisure stocks

Ready to invest in the recreation industry? Consider these 12 stocks.

The best leisure stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy leisure stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these leisure stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like POOL or AOUT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Invest in the recreation industry today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy fractional shares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of a leisure company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the recreation sector as a whole — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Take a deeper dive into leisure stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the recreation industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. Pool Corporation (POOL)

Pool Corporation distributes swimming pool supplies, equipment, and related leisure products in the United States and internationally. The company offers maintenance products, including chemicals, supplies, and pool accessories; repair and replacement parts for pool equipment, such as cleaners, filters, heaters, pumps, and lights; fiberglass pools, and hot tubs and packaged pool kits comprising walls, liners, braces, and coping for in-ground and above-ground pools; pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; and irrigation and related products consisting of irrigation system components, and professional lawn care equipment and supplies. It also provides building materials, such as concrete, plumbing and electrical components, functional and decorative pool surfaces, decking materials, tiles, hardscapes, and natural stones for use in pool installations and remodeling; and commercial products, such as heaters, safety equipment, and commercial pumps and filters.

Pool Corporation stock opened the day at $470.48 after a previous close of $468.77. The latest price was $476.24 (25 minute delay). Pool Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD4.8 billion and employs 4,500 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $18,890,684,416
  • P/E ratio: 35.8918
  • PEG ratio: 1.81

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2. American Outdoor Brands (AOUT)

American Outdoor Brands, Inc. provides outdoor products and accessories for rugged outdoor enthusiasts in the United States and internationally. The company offers hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, and personal security and defense products.

American Outdoor Brands stock opened the day at $33.11 after a previous close of $32.64. The latest price was $33.79 (25 minute delay). American Outdoor Brands is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$287 million and employs 317 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $366,565,568
  • P/E ratio: 18.6175

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3. Brunswick Corporation (BC)

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products worldwide. It operates through Propulsion; Parts & Accessories; and Boat segments. The Propulsion segment provides outboard, sterndrive, and inboard engines for independent boat builders and governments through marine dealers and distributors, specialty marine retailers, and marine service centers; and propulsion-related controls, rigging, and propellers to original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket retailers, distributors, and distribution businesses.

Brunswick Corporation stock opened the day at $96.29 after a previous close of $95.15. The latest price was $98.74 (25 minute delay). Brunswick Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.4 billion and employs 14,382 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $7,550,756,352
  • P/E ratio: 13.2234
  • PEG ratio: 0.97

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4. Johnson Outdoors (JOUT)

Johnson Outdoors Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets camping, diving, watercraft, and marine electronics products worldwide. The company's Fishing segment offers electric motors for trolling or primary propulsion, marine battery chargers, and shallow water anchors; sonar and GPS equipment for fish finding, navigation, and marine cartography; and downriggers for controlled-depth fishing.

Johnson Outdoors stock opened the day at $116.86 after a previous close of $115.83. The latest price was $118.10 (25 minute delay). Johnson Outdoors is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$750.1 million and employs 1,200 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,105,890,176
  • P/E ratio: 12.0437
  • PEG ratio: 1.37

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5. Carnival Corporation-and-plc (CUK)

Carnival Corporation & plc operates as a leisure travel company. Its ships visit approximately 700 ports under the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), Seabourn, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard brand names. The company also provides port destinations and other services, as well as owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches.

Carnival Corporation-and-plc stock opened the day at $25.05 after a previous close of $24.82. The latest price was $25.24 (25 minute delay). Carnival Corporation-and-plc is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$141 million and employs 70,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $26,654,930,000
  • P/E ratio: 19.0973
  • PEG ratio: 1.3892

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6. Callaway Golf Company (ELY)

Callaway Golf Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells golf clubs and golf balls, apparel, gear, and other products. It operates through two segments, Golf Equipment; and Apparel, Gear and Other. The Golf Equipment segment provides drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and packaged sets, putters, and pre-owned golf clubs under the Callaway and Odyssey brands, as well as golf balls under the Callaway Golf and Strata brand names.

Callaway Golf Company stock opened the day at $32.82 after a previous close of $32.38. The latest price was $32.78 (25 minute delay). Callaway Golf Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.4 billion and employs 4,200 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $5,685,102,592
  • P/E ratio: 10.3382
  • PEG ratio: 0.6657

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7. Escalade Incorporated (ESCA)

Escalade, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells sporting goods in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company manufactures, imports, and distributes various sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation, and fitness products. It offers archery products under the Bear Archery, Trophy Ridge, Whisker Biscuit, Cajun Bowfishing, Karnage, Fletcher, SIK, BearX, and Rocket brand names; table tennis products under the STIGA and Ping-Pong brands; basketball goals under the Goalrilla, Goaliath, Silverback, Hoopstar, and Goalsetter brand names; and pickleball under the Onix, DURA, and Pickleball Now brands.

Escalade Incorporated stock opened the day at $22.97 after a previous close of $22.73. The latest price was $22.57 (25 minute delay). Escalade Incorporated is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$311.7 million and employs 700 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $260,906,672
  • P/E ratio: 9.3039
  • PEG ratio: 1.25

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8. Cedar Fair L-P (FUN)

Cedar Fair, L. P. owns and operates amusement and water parks, and complementary resort facilities in the United States and Canada. Its amusement parks include Cedar Point located on Lake Erie between Cleveland and Toledo in Sandusky, Ohio; Knott's Berry Farm near Los Angeles, California; Canada's Wonderland near Toronto, Ontario; Kings Island near Cincinnati, Ohio; Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina; Kings Dominion situated near Richmond, Virginia; California's Great America located in Santa Clara, California; Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Worlds of Fun located in Kansas City, Missouri; Valleyfair situated near Minneapolis/St.

Cedar Fair L-P stock opened the day at $44.56 after a previous close of $44.50. The latest price was $45.34 (25 minute delay). Cedar Fair L-P is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$355.2 million and employs 2,700 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,539,652,096
  • PEG ratio: 3.72

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9. Acushnet (GOLF)

Acushnet Holdings Corp. designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes golf products in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, Korea, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Titleist Golf Balls, Titleist Golf Clubs, Titleist Golf Gear, and FootJoy Golf Wear.

Acushnet stock opened the day at $50.05 after a previous close of $49.52. The latest price was $50.30 (25 minute delay). Acushnet is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.1 billion and employs 5,365 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $3,746,279,680
  • P/E ratio: 15.1766
  • PEG ratio: 3.66

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10. Hasbro (HAS)

Hasbro, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a play and entertainment company. The company's U. S.

Hasbro stock opened the day at $97.63 after a previous close of $96.89. The latest price was $97.98 (25 minute delay). Hasbro is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.9 billion and employs 6,822 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $13,428,224,000
  • P/E ratio: 32.0822
  • PEG ratio: 1.8411

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11. Mattel (MAT)

Mattel, Inc. , a children's entertainment company, designs and produces toys and consumer products worldwide. The company operates through North America, International, and American Girl segments.

Mattel stock opened the day at $19.97 after a previous close of $20.38. The latest price was $20.10 (25 minute delay). Mattel is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.2 billion and employs 32,100 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $7,112,008,192
  • P/E ratio: 22.1281
  • PEG ratio: 0.5927

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12. Manchester United (MANU)

Manchester United plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a professional sports team in the United Kingdom. The company operates Manchester United Football Club, a professional football club. It develops marketing and sponsorship relationships with international and regional companies to leverage its brand.

Manchester United stock opened the day at $17.62 after a previous close of $17.99. The latest price was $17.78 (25 minute delay). Manchester United is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$481.6 million and employs 976 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,891,352,832
  • PEG ratio: 1556.6

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Bottom line

While it's possible to turn a profit investing in leisure stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — leisure stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the recreation industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you're new to investing, or if it's been awhile since you've taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you're getting the best features in your trading account.

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