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Is Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) Stock Outpacing Its Finance Peers This Year?

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Investors focused on the Finance space have likely heard of Arbor Realty Trust (ABR), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? By taking a look at the stock's year-to-date performance in comparison to its Finance peers, we might be able to answer that question.

Arbor Realty Trust is one of 854 companies in the Finance group. The Finance group currently sits at #7 within 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. ABR is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for ABR's full-year earnings has moved 9.52% higher within the past quarter. This is a sign of improving analyst sentiment and a positive earnings outlook trend.

According to our latest data, ABR has moved about 24.23% on a year-to-date basis. At the same time, Finance stocks have gained an average of 11.79%. This shows that Arbor Realty Trust is outperforming its peers so far this year.

To break things down more, ABR belongs to the REIT and Equity Trust - Other industry, a group that includes 117 individual companies and currently sits at #83 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has gained an average of 21.42% so far this year, meaning that ABR is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

Going forward, investors interested in Finance stocks should continue to pay close attention to ABR as it looks to continue its solid performance.


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