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Is Aarons, (AAN) Stock Outpacing Its Retail-Wholesale Peers This Year?

Zacks Equity Research
·2 min read

The Retail-Wholesale group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Has Aarons, (AAN) been one of those stocks this year? A quick glance at the company's year-to-date performance in comparison to the rest of the Retail-Wholesale sector should help us answer this question.

Aarons, is one of 204 individual stocks in the Retail-Wholesale sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #3 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 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. AAN is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Over the past 90 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for AAN's full-year earnings has moved 43.08% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.

Our latest available data shows that AAN has returned about 4.59% since the start of the calendar year. Meanwhile, stocks in the Retail-Wholesale group have gained about 36.22% on average. As we can see, Aarons, is performing better than its sector in the calendar year.

Looking more specifically, AAN belongs to the Retail - Consumer Electronics industry, a group that includes 6 individual stocks and currently sits at #35 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has gained an average of 11.85% so far this year, meaning that AAN is slightly underperforming its industry in terms of year-to-date returns.

Investors in the Retail-Wholesale sector will want to keep a close eye on AAN as it attempts to continue its solid performance.


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