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Is Getty Realty (GTY) Outperforming Other Finance Stocks This Year?

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Investors focused on the Finance space have likely heard of Getty Realty (GTY - Free Report) , but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of GTY and the rest of the Finance group's stocks.

Getty Realty is one of 826 companies in the Finance group. The Finance group currently sits at #10 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 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. GTY is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Over the past 90 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for GTY's full-year earnings has moved 0.97% higher. This is a sign of improving analyst sentiment and a positive earnings outlook trend.

Based on the latest available data, GTY has gained about 5.15% so far this year. Meanwhile, the Finance sector has returned an average of -3.11% on a year-to-date basis. This means that Getty Realty is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

Breaking things down more, GTY is a member of the REIT and Equity Trust - Other industry, which includes 117 individual companies and currently sits at #92 in the Zacks Industry Rank. Stocks in this group have gained about 2.45% so far this year, so GTY is performing better this group in terms of year-to-date returns.

GTY will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested Finance stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.




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