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The simplest way to invest in stocks is to buy exchange traded funds. But you can significantly boost your returns by picking above-average stocks. For example, the Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG (FRA:JB7) share price is up 38% in the last year, clearly besting than the market return of around -5.8% (not including dividends). So that should have shareholders smiling. We'll need to follow Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG for a while to get a better sense of its share price trend, since it hasn't been listed for particularly long.
To paraphrase Benjamin Graham: Over the short term the market is a voting machine, but over the long term it's a weighing machine. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.
Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG was able to grow EPS by 47% in the last twelve months. It's fair to say that the share price gain of 38% did not keep pace with the EPS growth. So it seems like the market has cooled on Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG, despite the growth. Interesting.
The company's earnings per share (over time) is depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).
We know that Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG has improved its bottom line over the last three years, but what does the future have in store? You can see how its balance sheet has strengthened (or weakened) over time in this free interactive graphic.
A Different Perspective
It's nice to see that Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG shareholders have gained 40% over the last year, including dividends. A substantial portion of that gain has come in the last three months, with the stock up 36% in that time. This suggests the company is continuing to win over new investors. Is Deutsche Industrie REIT-AG cheap compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.
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Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on DE exchanges.
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