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Is Five Below (FIVE) Stock Outpacing Its Retail-Wholesale Peers This Year?

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Investors focused on the Retail-Wholesale space have likely heard of Five Below (FIVE), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? A quick glance at the company's year-to-date performance in comparison to the rest of the Retail-Wholesale sector should help us answer this question.

Five Below is one of 226 individual stocks in the Retail-Wholesale sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #6 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different groups, measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the sector to gauge the strength of each group.

The Zacks Rank is a proven model that highlights a variety of stocks with the right characteristics to outperform the market over the next one to three months. The system emphasizes earnings estimate revisions and favors companies with improving earnings outlooks. FIVE is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

Over the past 90 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for FIVE's full-year earnings has moved 2.03% higher. This signals that analyst sentiment is improving and the stock's earnings outlook is more positive.

Based on the most recent data, FIVE has returned 46.76% so far this year. At the same time, Retail-Wholesale stocks have lost an average of 2.42%. This shows that Five Below is outperforming its peers so far this year.

Breaking things down more, FIVE is a member of the Retail - Miscellaneous industry, which includes 17 individual companies and currently sits at #37 in the Zacks Industry Rank. This group has lost an average of 0.85% so far this year, so FIVE is performing better in this area.

FIVE will likely be looking to continue its solid performance, so investors interested in Retail-Wholesale stocks should continue to pay close attention to the company.

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