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Is Domino's Pizza (DPZ) Stock Outpacing Its Retail-Wholesale Peers This Year?

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The Retail-Wholesale group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Has Domino's Pizza (DPZ - Free Report) been one of those stocks this year? Let's take a closer look at the stock's year-to-date performance to find out.

Domino's Pizza is one of 214 companies in the Retail-Wholesale group. The Retail-Wholesale group currently sits at #5 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 successful stock-picking model that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions. The system highlights a number of different stocks that could be poised to outperform the broader market over the next one to three months. DPZ is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for DPZ's full-year earnings has moved 4.49% higher. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company's earnings outlook is stronger.

Based on the most recent data, DPZ has returned 48.71% so far this year. In comparison, Retail-Wholesale companies have returned an average of 10.14%. This means that Domino's Pizza is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

To break things down more, DPZ belongs to the Retail - Restaurants industry, a group that includes 50 individual companies and currently sits at #164 in the Zacks Industry Rank. This group has lost an average of 2.49% so far this year, so DPZ is performing better in this area.

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



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