For those looking to find strong Retail-Wholesale stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Has Yum China Holdings (YUMC - 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.
Yum China Holdings is a member of our Retail-Wholesale group, which includes 224 different companies and currently sits at #7 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. YUMC is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).
Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for YUMC's full-year earnings has moved 2.59% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.
According to our latest data, YUMC has moved about 35.94% on a year-to-date basis. Meanwhile, stocks in the Retail-Wholesale group have gained about 19.96% on average. This means that Yum China Holdings is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.
Breaking things down more, YUMC is a member of the Retail - Restaurants industry, which includes 47 individual companies and currently sits at #168 in the Zacks Industry Rank. Stocks in this group have gained about 28.29% so far this year, so YUMC is performing better this group in terms of year-to-date returns.
Going forward, investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to YUMC as it looks to continue its solid performance.