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Is Starbucks (SBUX) Stock Outpacing Its Retail-Wholesale Peers This Year?

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The Retail-Wholesale group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Has Starbucks (SBUX - Free Report) been one of those stocks this year? Let's take a closer look at the stock's year-to-date performance to find out.

Starbucks is a member of our Retail-Wholesale group, which includes 218 different companies and currently sits at #5 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 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. SBUX is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for SBUX's full-year earnings has moved 2.88% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.

Based on the most recent data, SBUX has returned 9.64% so far this year. Meanwhile, the Retail-Wholesale sector has returned an average of 10.29% on a year-to-date basis. This means that Starbucks is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

Breaking things down more, SBUX is a member of the Retail - Restaurants industry, which includes 44 individual companies and currently sits at #93 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, stocks in this group have gained 7.68% this year, meaning that SBUX is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

SBUX will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.



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