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Is Burlington Stores (BURL) 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. Is Burlington Stores (BURL - 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.

Burlington Stores is a member of our Retail-Wholesale group, which includes 214 different companies and currently sits at #5 in the Zacks Sector Rank. 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 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. BURL is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for BURL's full-year earnings has moved 3.27% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.

According to our latest data, BURL has moved about 21.38% on a year-to-date basis. Meanwhile, the Retail-Wholesale sector has returned an average of 10.14% on a year-to-date basis. This means that Burlington Stores is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.

To break things down more, BURL belongs to the Retail - Discount Stores industry, a group that includes 11 individual companies and currently sits at #196 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, stocks in this group have gained 10.68% this year, meaning that BURL is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

BURL will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.

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