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Is Ford Motor (F) Stock Outpacing Its Auto-Tires-Trucks Peers This Year?

Zacks Equity Research

Investors interested in Auto-Tires-Trucks stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Ford Motor (F) 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 F and the rest of the Auto-Tires-Trucks group's stocks.

Ford Motor is a member of our Auto-Tires-Trucks group, which includes 87 different companies and currently sits at #14 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors.

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

Over the past 90 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for F's full-year earnings has moved 14.29% higher. This is a sign of improving analyst sentiment and a positive earnings outlook trend.

Based on the most recent data, F has returned 34.51% so far this year. Meanwhile, stocks in the Auto-Tires-Trucks group have gained about 3.24% on average. This means that Ford Motor is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

To break things down more, F belongs to the Automotive - Domestic industry, a group that includes 8 individual companies and currently sits at #46 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has gained an average of 1.02% so far this year, meaning that F is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

Going forward, investors interested in Auto-Tires-Trucks stocks should continue to pay close attention to F as it looks to continue its solid performance.

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