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Is Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

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Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Mellanox Technologies (MLNX), 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 MLNX and the rest of the Computer and Technology group's stocks.

Mellanox Technologies is a member of our Computer and Technology group, which includes 659 different companies and currently sits at #6 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

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. MLNX is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for MLNX's full-year earnings has moved 4.43% higher. This is a sign of improving analyst sentiment and a positive earnings outlook trend.

Based on the latest available data, MLNX has gained about 40% so far this year. At the same time, Computer and Technology stocks have lost an average of 1.54%. This means that Mellanox Technologies is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.

To break things down more, MLNX belongs to the Electronics - Semiconductors industry, a group that includes 40 individual companies and currently sits at #90 in the Zacks Industry Rank. This group has lost an average of 5.16% so far this year, so MLNX is performing better in this area.

MLNX will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested in Computer and Technology stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.

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