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Has STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (STWD) Outpaced Other Finance Stocks This Year?

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Investors focused on the Finance space have likely heard of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (STWD - Free Report) , but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? A quick glance at the company's year-to-date performance in comparison to the rest of the Finance sector should help us answer this question.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. is a member of the Finance sector. This group includes 827 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #9. 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 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. STWD is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Over the past 90 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for STWD's full-year earnings has moved 2.76% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.

According to our latest data, STWD has moved about 1.97% on a year-to-date basis. Meanwhile, the Finance sector has returned an average of -4.20% on a year-to-date basis. As we can see, STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. is performing better than its sector in the calendar year.

Looking more specifically, STWD belongs to the REIT and Equity Trust industry, a group that includes 31 individual stocks and currently sits at #66 in the Zacks Industry Rank. This group has lost an average of 1.26% so far this year, so STWD is performing better in this area.

Going forward, investors interested in Finance stocks should continue to pay close attention to STWD as it looks to continue its solid performance.

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