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Has Ladder Capital (LADR) Outpaced Other Finance Stocks This Year?


Investors interested in Finance stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Is Ladder Capital (LADR) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Finance peers, we might be able to answer that question.

Ladder Capital is one of 817 companies in the Finance group. The Finance group currently sits at #10 within 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 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. LADR is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Over the past 90 days, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for LADR’s full-year earnings has moved 8.88% higher. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company’s earnings outlook is stronger.

Our latest available data shows that LADR has returned about 27.29% since the start of the calendar year. Meanwhile, stocks in the Finance group have lost about 1.58% on average. This means that Ladder Capital is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.

Looking more specifically, LADR belongs to the REIT and Equity Trust industry, a group that includes 30 individual stocks and currently sits at #108 in the Zacks Industry Rank. Stocks in this group have gained about 4.56% so far this year, so LADR is performing better this group in terms of year-to-date returns.

Going forward, investors interested in Finance stocks should continue to pay close attention to LADR as it looks to continue its solid performance.

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