Is Archrock (AROC) Outperforming Other Oils-Energy Stocks This Year?

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Investors interested in Oils-Energy stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Is Archrock Inc. (AROC) one of those stocks right now? A quick glance at the company’s year-to-date performance in comparison to the rest of the Oils-Energy sector should help us answer this question.

Archrock Inc. is a member of our Oils-Energy group, which includes 249 different companies and currently sits at #14 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 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. Archrock Inc. is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Within the past quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for AROC’s full-year earnings has moved 9.3% higher. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company’s earnings outlook is stronger.

Based on the most recent data, AROC has returned 27.7% so far this year. In comparison, Oils-Energy companies have returned an average of 7.7%. As we can see, Archrock Inc. is performing better than its sector in the calendar year.

Another stock in the Oils-Energy sector, Murphy USA (MUSA), has outperformed the sector so far this year. The stock’s year-to-date return is 17.6%.

For Murphy USA, the consensus EPS estimate for the current year has increased 7.5% over the past three months. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

To break things down more, Archrock Inc. belongs to the Oil and Gas – Field Services industry, a group that includes 23 individual companies and currently sits at #176 in the Zacks Industry Rank. Stocks in this group have gained about 6.9% so far this year, so AROC is performing better this group in terms of year-to-date returns.

In contrast, Murphy USA falls under the Oil and Gas – Refining and Marketing industry. Currently, this industry has 15 stocks and is ranked #82. Since the beginning of the year, the industry has moved +9.2%.

Investors with an interest in Oils-Energy stocks should continue to track Archrock Inc. and Murphy USA. These stocks will be looking to continue their solid performance.

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