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Has Tech Data (TECD) Outpaced Other Retail-Wholesale Stocks This Year?

Investors focused on the Retail-Wholesale space have likely heard of Tech Data (TECD), 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.

Tech Data is a member of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group includes 225 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #5. 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. TECD is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Over the past 90 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for TECD's full-year earnings has moved 3.96% higher. This is a sign of improving analyst sentiment and a positive earnings outlook trend.

Our latest available data shows that TECD has returned about 50.76% since the start of the calendar year. Meanwhile, stocks in the Retail-Wholesale group have gained about 19.61% on average. This means that Tech Data is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.

Looking more specifically, TECD belongs to the Retail - Computer Hardware industry, which includes 2 individual stocks and currently sits at #3 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, stocks in this group have gained 46.75% this year, meaning that TECD is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

Investors in the Retail-Wholesale sector will want to keep a close eye on TECD as it attempts to continue its solid performance.


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