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Has Alteryx (AYX) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

The Computer and Technology group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Alteryx (AYX) is a stock that can certainly grab the attention of many investors, but do its recent returns compare favorably to the sector as a whole? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of AYX and the rest of the Computer and Technology group's stocks.

Alteryx is one of 645 companies in the Computer and Technology group. The Computer and Technology group currently sits at #4 within 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. AYX is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for AYX's full-year earnings has moved 5.71% higher. This signals that analyst sentiment is improving and the stock's earnings outlook is more positive.

Based on the latest available data, AYX has gained about 18.06% so far this year. In comparison, Computer and Technology companies have returned an average of 11.42%. This means that Alteryx is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.

Breaking things down more, AYX is a member of the Internet - Software industry, which includes 84 individual companies and currently sits at #24 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has gained an average of 20.52% so far this year, meaning that AYX is slightly underperforming its industry in terms of year-to-date returns.

Going forward, investors interested in Computer and Technology stocks should continue to pay close attention to AYX as it looks to continue its solid performance.

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