For those looking to find strong Auto-Tires-Trucks stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Is Ford Motor (F - Free Report) one of those stocks right now? A quick glance at the company's year-to-date performance in comparison to the rest of the Auto-Tires-Trucks sector should help us answer this question.
Ford Motor is one of 87 individual stocks in the Auto-Tires-Trucks sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #16 in 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 emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find stocks with improving earnings outlooks. This system has a long record of success, and these stocks tend to be on track to beat the market over the next one to three months. F is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).
Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for F's full-year earnings has moved 14.29% higher. This is a sign of improving analyst sentiment and a positive earnings outlook trend.
Based on the latest available data, F has gained about 29.67% so far this year. In comparison, Auto-Tires-Trucks companies have returned an average of 2.12%. This means that Ford Motor is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.
Breaking things down more, F is a member of the Automotive - Domestic industry, which includes 8 individual companies and currently sits at #166 in the Zacks Industry Rank. Stocks in this group have lost about 3.09% so far this year, so F is performing better this group in terms of year-to-date returns.
Investors with an interest in Auto-Tires-Trucks stocks should continue to track F. The stock will be looking to continue its solid performance.