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Has STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (STWD) Outpaced Other Finance Stocks This Year?

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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? Let's take a closer look at the stock's year-to-date performance to find out.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. is a member of the Finance sector. This group includes 847 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #11. 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. STWD is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for STWD's full-year earnings has moved 4.16% higher. This is a sign of improving analyst sentiment and a positive earnings outlook trend.

Based on the most recent data, STWD has returned 23.03% so far this year. Meanwhile, stocks in the Finance group have gained about 12.72% on average. This means that STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

Breaking things down more, STWD is a member of the REIT and Equity Trust industry, which includes 30 individual companies and currently sits at #148 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, stocks in this group have gained 12.94% this year, meaning that STWD is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

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


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