The Finance group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. STORE Capital (STOR - 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 STOR and the rest of the Finance group's stocks.
STORE Capital is a member of the Finance sector. This group includes 849 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 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. STOR is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).
Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for STOR's full-year earnings has moved 0.12% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.
Based on the most recent data, STOR has returned 14.06% so far this year. Meanwhile, stocks in the Finance group have gained about 12.19% on average. This means that STORE Capital is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.
Breaking things down more, STOR is a member of the REIT and Equity Trust - Retail industry, which includes 28 individual companies and currently sits at #153 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, stocks in this group have gained 12.53% this year, meaning that STOR is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.
STOR will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested in Finance stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.