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Has BBQ Holdings (BBQ) Outpaced Other Retail-Wholesale Stocks This Year?

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For those looking to find strong Retail-Wholesale stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. BBQ Holdings is a stock that can certainly grab the attention of many investors, but do its recent returns compare favorably to the sector as a whole? Let's take a closer look at the stock's year-to-date performance to find out.

BBQ Holdings is a member of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group includes 232 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #5. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different sector groups. The average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups is measured, and the sectors are listed from best to worst.

The Zacks Rank is a proven model that highlights a variety of stocks with the right characteristics to outperform the market over the next one to three months. The system emphasizes earnings estimate revisions and favors companies with improving earnings outlooks. BBQ Holdings is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for BBQ's full-year earnings has moved 25.5% higher. This signals that analyst sentiment is improving and the stock's earnings outlook is more positive.

Based on the most recent data, BBQ has returned 1.6% so far this year. Meanwhile, stocks in the Retail-Wholesale group have lost about 13.5% on average. This shows that BBQ Holdings is outperforming its peers so far this year.

Expedia (EXPE - Free Report) is another Retail-Wholesale stock that has outperformed the sector so far this year. Since the beginning of the year, the stock has returned 3.4%.

For Expedia, the consensus EPS estimate for the current year has increased 7.4% over the past three months. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Looking more specifically, BBQ Holdings belongs to the Retail - Restaurants industry, which includes 43 individual stocks and currently sits at #166 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has lost an average of 15.2% so far this year, meaning that BBQ is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

Expedia, however, belongs to the Internet - Commerce industry. Currently, this 43-stock industry is ranked #206. The industry has moved -18.2% so far this year.

BBQ Holdings and Expedia could continue their solid performance, so investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to these stocks.


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