Is 21Vianet Group (VNET) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

For those looking to find strong Computer and Technology stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Is 21Vianet Group (VNET) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question.

21Vianet Group is one of 611 companies in the Computer and Technology group. The Computer and Technology group currently sits at #8 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 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

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Computer Vision, ‘Sticky’ Consumers, Revenue Growth

Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ: AMBA) has solidified its status as the leader in video capture, compression and transmission processors and should now be considered a leader in computer vision, according to Rosenblatt Securities.

The Ambarella Analyst: Kevin Cassidy initiated coverage of Ambarella with a Buy rating and $60 price target.

The Ambarella Thesis: The bullish case for Ambarella’s stock is based on the thesis that the need to store and analyze data is growing exponentially and much of that data comes from video, Cassidy said in a Monday initiation note. (See his track record here.)

Ambarella has been considered the leader in video capture, compression and transmission over the last 15 years and is now a leader in converting captured video into useful information, the analyst said. 

The company’s end market consists of roughly 60% surveillance, 20% automotive and 20% consumer, he said.

Among its clients, around 80% represent

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