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Is Kohl's (KSS) Outperforming Other Retail-Wholesale Stocks This Year?

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Investors focused on the Retail-Wholesale space have likely heard of Kohl's (KSS - Free Report) , but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? Let's take a closer look at the stock's year-to-date performance to find out.

Kohl's is one of 216 companies in the Retail-Wholesale group. The Retail-Wholesale group currently sits at #6 within the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

The Zacks Rank is a proven system that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions, highlighting a variety of stocks that are displaying the right characteristics to beat the market over the next one to three months. KSS is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for KSS's full-year earnings has moved 11.71% higher. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company's earnings outlook is stronger.

Our latest available data shows that KSS has returned about 11.77% since the start of the calendar year. In comparison, Retail-Wholesale companies have returned an average of 6.93%. This means that Kohl's is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

Breaking things down more, KSS is a member of the Retail - Regional Department Stores industry, which includes 5 individual companies and currently sits at #16 in the Zacks Industry Rank. This group has gained an average of 19.70% so far this year, so KSS is slightly underperforming its industry in this area.

Going forward, investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to KSS as it looks to continue its solid performance.




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