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12 top leisure stocks to buy in 2024

Ready to invest in the recreation industry? Learn how to invest in leisure stocks in just a few steps.

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.

The top recreation stocks included on this page all trade on the S&P 500, have an analyst recommendation of "Buy" or better and are sorted by year-to-date performance.

  1. Pool Corporation (POOL)
  2. American Outdoor Brands (AOUT)
  3. Brunswick Corporation (BC)
  4. Johnson Outdoors (JOUT)
  5. Carnival Plc ADS (CUK)
  6. Callaway Golf Company (ELY)
  7. Escalade Incorporated (ESCA)
  8. Cedar Fair (FUN)
  9. Acushnet (GOLF)
  10. Hasbro (HAS)
  11. Mattel (MAT)
  12. Manchester United (MANU)

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How to invest in leisure stocks

  1. Choose an online stock trading platform. Choose from our Top Picks above, use our comparison table below or jump straight to the best stock trading apps of 2024.
  2. Sign up for an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Set up a funding method to pay for the transaction. Deposit funds into your account by linking your banking information.
  4. Choose the stocks you want to buy. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol like POOL or AOUT.
  5. Place your order. Buy the stock. It's that simple.

Take a deeper dive into leisure stocks

If you're interested in investing in the recreation industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.

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; and building materials, such as concrete, plumbing and electrical components, functional and decorative pool surfaces, decking materials, tiles, hardscapes, and natural stones for pool installations and remodeling. It also provides pool equipment and components for new pool construction and the remodeling of existing pools; irrigation and related products, such as irrigation system components, and professional turf care equipment and supplies; commercial products, including heaters, safety equipment, commercial decking equipment, and commercial pumps and filters.

Pool Corporation stock opened the day at $366.48 after a previous close of $365.09. The latest price was $364.35 (25-minute delay). Pool Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD5.5 billion and employs 6,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $14,089,662,464
  • P/E ratio: 28.7246
  • 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. It offers hunting, fishing, camping, shooting, and personal security and defense products.

American Outdoor Brands stock opened the day at $8.18 after a previous close of $8.10. The latest price was $8.09 (25-minute delay). American Outdoor Brands is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$197 million and employs 302 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $102,313,552

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3. Brunswick Corporation (BC)

Brunswick Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets recreation products in the United States, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Propulsion, Engine P&A, Navico Group, and Boat. The Propulsion segment provides outboard, sterndrive, inboard engines, propulsion-related controls, rigging, and propellers for boat builders through marine retail dealers under the Mercury, Mercury MerCruiser, Mariner, Mercury Racing, Mercury Diesel, Avator, and Fliteboard brands.

Brunswick Corporation stock opened the day at $79.83 after a previous close of $79.20. The latest price was $79.35 (25-minute delay). Brunswick Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6 billion and employs 17,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $5,502,672,896
  • P/E ratio: 14.6212
  • PEG ratio: 0.8177

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4. Johnson Outdoors (JOUT)

Johnson Outdoors Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets seasonal and outdoor recreational products for fishing worldwide. It operates through four segments: Fishing, Camping, Watercraft Recreation, and Diving.

Johnson Outdoors stock opened the day at $35.46 after a previous close of $35.40. The latest price was $35.23 (25-minute delay). Johnson Outdoors is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$597.9 million and employs 1,400 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $380,530,016
  • P/E ratio: 78.5957
  • PEG ratio: 1.2025

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5. Carnival Plc ADS (CUK)

Carnival Corporation & plc engages in the provision of leisure travel services in North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: NAA Cruise Operations, Europe Cruise Operations, Cruise Support, and Tour and Other. It operates port destinations, private islands, and a solar park, as well as owns and operates hotels, lodges, glass-domed railcars, and motor coaches.

Carnival Plc ADS stock opened the day at $13.42 after a previous close of $13.41. The latest price was $13.56 (25-minute delay). Carnival Plc ADS is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$22.6 billion and employs 106,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $17,330,827,264
  • P/E ratio: 42.7188
  • PEG ratio: 0.0378

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6. Callaway Golf Company (ELY)

Callaway Golf Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and sells golf equipment, golf and lifestyle apparel, and other accessories. It operates through three segments: Topgolf; Golf Equipment; and Apparel, Gear and Other. The Topgolf segment operates Topgolf venues equipped with technology-enabled hitting bays, multiple bars, dining areas, and event spaces, as well as Toptracer ball-flight tracking technology used by independent driving ranges and broadcast television; and World Golf Tour digital golf game.

Callaway Golf Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.7 billion and employs 24,800 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $3,941,144,064
  • P/E ratio: 41.8235

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7. Escalade Incorporated (ESCA)

Escalade, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distributes, imports, and sells sporting goods in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company provides 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, SIK, BearX, and Bear Traditional 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 $13.47 after a previous close of $13.45. The latest price was $13.49 (25-minute delay). Escalade Incorporated is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$263.9 million and employs 472 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $186,992,976
  • P/E ratio: 14.8242
  • PEG ratio: 1.25

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8. Cedar Fair (FUN)

Cedar Fair, L. P. owns and operates amusement and water parks, as well as complementary resort facilities. 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 in Pennsylvania; Worlds of Fun located in Kansas City, Missouri; Valleyfair situated near Minneapolis/St.

Cedar Fair stock opened the day at $43.36 after a previous close of $43.55. The latest price was $43.62 (25-minute delay). Cedar Fair is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion and employs 3,350 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,229,479,424
  • P/E ratio: 17.9752
  • 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 $63.01 after a previous close of $62.46. The latest price was $64.42 (25-minute delay). Acushnet is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.4 billion and employs 7,300 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $4,061,682,432
  • P/E ratio: 21.9795
  • PEG ratio: 3.66

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10. Hasbro (HAS)

Hasbro, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a toy and game company in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Australia, China, and Hong Kong. The company operates through Consumer Products; Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming; Entertainment; and Corporate and Other segments.

Hasbro stock opened the day at $60.53 after a previous close of $60.35. The latest price was $60.37 (25-minute delay). Hasbro is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.8 billion and employs 5,502 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $8,371,058,176
  • PEG ratio: 0.7804

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11. Mattel (MAT)

Mattel, Inc. , a toy and family entertainment company, designs, manufactures, and markets toys and consumer products in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through North America, International, and American Girl segments.

Mattel stock opened the day at $17.65 after a previous close of $17.53. The latest price was $17.52 (25-minute delay). Mattel is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.4 billion and employs 33,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $6,285,963,776
  • P/E ratio: 22.35
  • PEG ratio: 1.2158

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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. It operates Manchester United Football Club, a professional football club. The company develops marketing and sponsorship relationships with international and regional companies to leverage its brand.

Manchester United stock opened the day at $16.75 after a previous close of $16.55. The latest price was $16.74 (25-minute delay). Manchester United is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$720.2 million and employs 1,146 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,849,664,768
  • 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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