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Is Arista Networks (ANET) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

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Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Arista Networks (ANET), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of ANET and the rest of the Computer and Technology group's stocks.

Arista Networks is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 642 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #5. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors.

The Zacks Rank is a successful stock-picking model that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions. The system highlights a number of different stocks that could be poised to outperform the broader market over the next one to three months. ANET is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for ANET's full-year earnings has moved 5.06% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.

Based on the latest available data, ANET has gained about 30.30% so far this year. In comparison, Computer and Technology companies have returned an average of 12.49%. This means that Arista Networks is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.

Looking more specifically, ANET belongs to the Communication - Components industry, a group that includes 24 individual stocks and currently sits at #27 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has gained an average of 20.54% so far this year, meaning that ANET is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

Going forward, investors interested in Computer and Technology stocks should continue to pay close attention to ANET as it looks to continue its solid performance.

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