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Is Bank of Commerce Holdings (BOCH) Stock Outpacing Its Finance Peers This Year?

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Cytori (CYTX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -246.15% and -59.51%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2018. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

The Finance group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Is Bank of Commerce Holdings (BOCH) one of those stocks right now? 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.

Bank of Commerce Holdings is one of 824 companies in the Finance group. The Finance group currently sits at #9 within the Zacks Sector Rank. 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. BOCH is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for BOCH's full-year earnings has moved 8.13% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock's earnings outlook is improving.

Based on the most recent data, BOCH has returned 14.78% so far this year. At the same time, Finance stocks have lost an average of 0.92%. This shows that Bank of Commerce Holdings is outperforming its peers so far this year.

Looking more specifically, BOCH belongs to the Banks - West industry, which includes 32 individual stocks and currently sits at #45 in the Zacks Industry Rank. This group has gained an average of 9.85% so far this year, so BOCH is performing better in this area.

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


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