Investors interested in Computer and Technology stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Fabrinet (FN - Free Report) is a stock that can certainly grab the attention of many investors, but do its recent returns compare favorably to the sector as a whole? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of FN and the rest of the Computer and Technology group's stocks.
Fabrinet is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 642 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #5. 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. FN is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).
Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for FN's full-year earnings has moved 3.60% higher. This signals that analyst sentiment is improving and the stock's earnings outlook is more positive.
According to our latest data, FN has moved about 5.75% on a year-to-date basis. Meanwhile, stocks in the Computer and Technology group have gained about 12.49% on average. This shows that Fabrinet is outperforming its peers so far this year.
To break things down more, FN belongs to the Electronics - Miscellaneous Components industry, a group that includes 32 individual companies and currently sits at #149 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has gained an average of 15.80% so far this year, meaning that FN is slightly underperforming its industry in terms of year-to-date returns.
Investors with an interest in Computer and Technology stocks should continue to track FN. The stock will be looking to continue its solid performance.