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Has Restoration Hardware Holdings (RH) Outpaced Other Retail-Wholesale Stocks This Year?

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Investors focused on the Retail-Wholesale space have likely heard of Restoration Hardware Holdings (RH), 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 Retail-Wholesale peers, we might be able to answer that question.

Restoration Hardware Holdings is a member of our Retail-Wholesale group, which includes 218 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 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. RH is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for RH's full-year earnings has moved 20.18% higher. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company's earnings outlook is stronger.

Based on the most recent data, RH has returned 21.06% so far this year. Meanwhile, the Retail-Wholesale sector has returned an average of 10.94% on a year-to-date basis. This means that Restoration Hardware Holdings is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

Looking more specifically, RH belongs to the Retail - Home Furnishings industry, which includes 9 individual stocks and currently sits at #231 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has gained an average of 21.53% so far this year, meaning that RH is slightly underperforming its industry in terms of year-to-date returns.

RH will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.


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