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Is Marcus (MCS) Stock Outpacing Its Consumer Discretionary Peers This Year?

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Investors focused on the Consumer Discretionary space have likely heard of Marcus (MCS - 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 MCS and the rest of the Consumer Discretionary group's stocks.

Marcus is a member of our Consumer Discretionary group, which includes 258 different companies and currently sits at #10 in the Zacks Sector Rank. 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 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. MCS is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for MCS's full-year earnings has moved 6.53% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.

Our latest available data shows that MCS has returned about 55.25% since the start of the calendar year. In comparison, Consumer Discretionary companies have returned an average of -0.94%. This means that Marcus is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

Looking more specifically, MCS belongs to the Leisure and Recreation Services industry, a group that includes 30 individual stocks and currently sits at #153 in the Zacks Industry Rank. This group has lost an average of 3.18% so far this year, so MCS is performing better in this area.

Investors in the Consumer Discretionary sector will want to keep a close eye on MCS as it attempts to continue its solid performance.

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