Investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Is Five Below (FIVE - Free Report) one of those stocks right now? 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.
Five Below is one of 214 individual stocks in the Retail-Wholesale sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #11 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 proven system that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions, highlighting a variety of stocks that are displaying the right characteristics to beat the market over the next one to three months. FIVE is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for FIVE's full-year earnings has moved 0.41% higher within the past quarter. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company's earnings outlook is stronger.
Our latest available data shows that FIVE has returned about 74.17% since the start of the calendar year. In comparison, Retail-Wholesale companies have returned an average of 17.52%. As we can see, Five Below is performing better than its sector in the calendar year.
Looking more specifically, FIVE belongs to the Retail - Miscellaneous industry, a group that includes 15 individual stocks and currently sits at #178 in the Zacks Industry Rank. This group has gained an average of 13.73% so far this year, so FIVE is performing better in this area.
FIVE will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.