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Is Quanta Services (PWR) Stock Outpacing Its Construction Peers This Year?

Investors focused on the Construction space have likely heard of Quanta Services (PWR), 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 Construction sector should help us answer this question.

Quanta Services is a member of our Construction group, which includes 96 different companies and currently sits at #12 in the Zacks Sector Rank. 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. PWR is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for PWR's full-year earnings has moved 8.18% higher within the past quarter. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company's earnings outlook is stronger.

Our latest available data shows that PWR has returned about 33.69% since the start of the calendar year. At the same time, Construction stocks have gained an average of 21.99%. This means that Quanta Services is outperforming the sector as a whole this year.

To break things down more, PWR belongs to the Engineering - R and D Services industry, a group that includes 16 individual companies and currently sits at #68 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, stocks in this group have gained 29.63% this year, meaning that PWR is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

Investors in the Construction sector will want to keep a close eye on PWR as it attempts to continue its solid performance.


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