The Industrial Products group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Has H&E Equipment (HEES - Free Report) been one of those stocks this year? By taking a look at the stock's year-to-date performance in comparison to its Industrial Products peers, we might be able to answer that question.H&E Equipment is one of 219 individual stocks in the Industrial Products sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #2 in the Zacks Sector Rank. H&E Equipment is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for HEES' full-year earnings has moved 17.6% higher. This shows that analyst sentiment has improved and the company's earnings outlook is stronger.Based on the latest available data, HEES has gained about 2.1% so far this year. As we can see, H&E Equipment is performing better than its sector in the calendar year.Another stock in the Industrial Products sector, MRC Global (MRC - Free Report) , has outperformed the sector so far this year. The stock's year-to-date return is 70.1%.The consensus estimate for MRC Global's current year EPS has increased 14.5% over the past three months. Stocks in this group have gained about 16% so far this year, so HEES is slightly underperforming its industry this group in terms of year-to-date returns.In contrast, MRC Global falls under the Steel - Pipe and Tube industry. Currently, this industry has 4 stocks and is ranked #18.