Investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. 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 one of 228 companies in the Retail-Wholesale group. The Retail-Wholesale group currently sits at #5 within the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different groups, measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the sector to gauge the strength of each group.
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).
Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for BURL's full-year earnings has moved 2.96% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.
Our latest available data shows that BURL has returned about 20.74% since the start of the calendar year. Meanwhile, stocks in the Retail-Wholesale group have gained about 2.09% on average. 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 10 individual companies and currently sits at #66 in the Zacks Industry Rank. Stocks in this group have gained about 11.45% so far this year, so BURL is performing better this group in terms of year-to-date returns.
Investors with an interest in Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to track BURL. The stock will be looking to continue its solid performance.