Investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Is Dillard's (DDS - Free Report) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock's year-to-date performance in comparison to its Retail-Wholesale peers, we might be able to answer that question.
Dillard's is one of 215 companies in the Retail-Wholesale group. The Retail-Wholesale group currently sits at #5 within the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors.
The Zacks Rank emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find stocks with improving earnings outlooks. This system has a long record of success, and these stocks tend to be on track to beat the market over the next one to three months. DDS is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for DDS's full-year earnings has moved 4.07% higher within the past quarter. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company's earnings outlook is stronger.
According to our latest data, DDS has moved about 53.36% on a year-to-date basis. Meanwhile, the Retail-Wholesale sector has returned an average of 13.34% on a year-to-date basis. This means that Dillard's is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.
Looking more specifically, DDS belongs to the Retail - Regional Department Stores industry, a group that includes 5 individual stocks and currently sits at #43 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has gained an average of 44.23% so far this year, meaning that DDS is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.
Investors with an interest in Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to track DDS. The stock will be looking to continue its solid performance.