Investors focused on the Retail-Wholesale space have likely heard of Vitamin Shoppe (VSI - 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 Retail-Wholesale sector should help us answer this question.
Vitamin Shoppe is a member of our Retail-Wholesale group, which includes 214 different companies and currently sits at #11 in 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 proven model that highlights a variety of stocks with the right characteristics to outperform the market over the next one to three months. The system emphasizes earnings estimate revisions and favors companies with improving earnings outlooks. VSI is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).
Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for VSI's full-year earnings has moved 159.61% higher. This is a sign of improving analyst sentiment and a positive earnings outlook trend.
Our latest available data shows that VSI has returned about 179.54% since the start of the calendar year. At the same time, Retail-Wholesale stocks have gained an average of 17.52%. This means that Vitamin Shoppe is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.
Breaking things down more, VSI is a member of the Food - Natural Foods Products industry, which includes 7 individual companies and currently sits at #112 in the Zacks Industry Rank. Stocks in this group have gained about 5.86% so far this year, so VSI is performing better this group in terms of year-to-date returns.
VSI will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.