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Is Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) Outperforming Other Finance Stocks This Year?

Investors focused on the Finance space have likely heard of Arbor Realty Trust (ABR), 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.

Arbor Realty Trust is a member of our Finance group, which includes 854 different companies and currently sits at #10 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different sector groups. The average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups is measured, and the sectors are listed from best to worst.

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. ABR is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for ABR's full-year earnings has moved 7.62% higher. This signals that analyst sentiment is improving and the stock's earnings outlook is more positive.

According to our latest data, ABR has moved about 27.91% on a year-to-date basis. In comparison, Finance companies have returned an average of 11.08%. This means that Arbor Realty Trust is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.

Breaking things down more, ABR is a member of the REIT and Equity Trust - Other industry, which includes 117 individual companies and currently sits at #94 in the Zacks Industry Rank. Stocks in this group have gained about 19.04% so far this year, so ABR is performing better this group in terms of year-to-date returns.

Investors with an interest in Finance stocks should continue to track ABR. The stock will be looking to continue its solid performance.


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