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Is lululemon athletica (LULU) Stock Outpacing Its Consumer Discretionary Peers This Year?

Investors interested in Consumer Discretionary stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. lululemon athletica (LULU) 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 LULU and the rest of the Consumer Discretionary group's stocks.

lululemon athletica is a member of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This group includes 242 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #10. 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 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. LULU is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for LULU's full-year earnings has moved 11.13% higher. This signals that analyst sentiment is improving and the stock's earnings outlook is more positive.

Based on the latest available data, LULU has gained about 74.60% so far this year. Meanwhile, the Consumer Discretionary sector has returned an average of -2.32% on a year-to-date basis. This shows that lululemon athletica is outperforming its peers so far this year.

Looking more specifically, LULU belongs to the Textile - Apparel industry, which includes 12 individual stocks and currently sits at #22 in the Zacks Industry Rank. This group has gained an average of 12.59% so far this year, so LULU is performing better in this area.

Investors with an interest in Consumer Discretionary stocks should continue to track LULU. The stock will be looking to continue its solid performance.

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