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Is Adobe Systems (ADBE) Outperforming 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. Is Adobe Systems (ADBE) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock's year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question.

Adobe Systems is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 659 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #6. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

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. ADBE is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for ADBE's full-year earnings has moved 0.96% higher. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company's earnings outlook is stronger.

Our latest available data shows that ADBE has returned about 25.39% since the start of the calendar year. Meanwhile, the Computer and Technology sector has returned an average of -3.88% on a year-to-date basis. This means that Adobe Systems is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.

Looking more specifically, ADBE belongs to the Computer - Software industry, which includes 50 individual stocks and currently sits at #89 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, stocks in this group have gained 14.19% this year, meaning that ADBE is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

ADBE will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested in Computer and Technology stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.

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