Investors focused on the Finance space have likely heard of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (STWD), 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 STWD and the rest of the Finance group's stocks.
STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. is a member of our Finance group, which includes 850 different companies and currently sits at #9 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different groups, measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the sector to gauge the strength of each group.
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. STWD is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).
Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for STWD's full-year earnings has moved 0.63% higher. This is a sign of improving analyst sentiment and a positive earnings outlook trend.
Based on the most recent data, STWD has returned 1.08% so far this year. Meanwhile, stocks in the Finance group have lost about 6.70% on average. As we can see, STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. is performing better than its sector in the calendar year.
Looking more specifically, STWD belongs to the REIT and Equity Trust industry, a group that includes 29 individual stocks and currently sits at #96 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has gained an average of 1.68% so far this year, meaning that STWD is slightly underperforming its industry in terms of year-to-date returns.
Investors in the Finance sector will want to keep a close eye on STWD as it attempts to continue its solid performance.
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