Travel stocks in the vacation rental marketplace dropped today on growing investor concerns about a potential Ebola outbreak in the U.S. after case of Ebola was confirmed in Dallas, TX.
U.S. health officials warned against panic from the confirmation of the Ebola outbreak, but investors reacted quickly to the news.
Shares of Wyndham, Expedia, TripAdvisor, HomeAway and Priceline were weak Wednesday due to the initial worry that viral outbreaks are bad for the travel business on top of a weak market. All but one of the 23 stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 1500 hotels, airlines and casinos industry groups are down Wednesday.
Below are the five stocks in the vacation rental industry groups that are down Wednesday:
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Sources: Yahoo Finance, S&P Capital IQ, USA TODAY research