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If You Had Bought Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) Stock Three Years Ago, You Could Pocket A 319% Gain Today

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Investing can be hard but the potential fo an individual stock to pay off big time inspires us. You won't get it right every time, but when you do, the returns can be truly splendid. One bright shining star stock has been Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA), which is 319% higher than three years ago. And in the last month, the share price has gained 4.5%.

View our latest analysis for Zebra Technologies

There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect underlying business performance. One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company's share price and its earnings per share (EPS).

Zebra Technologies became profitable within the last three years. Given the importance of this milestone, it's not overly surprising that the share price has increased strongly.

The graphic below depicts how EPS has changed over time (unveil the exact values by clicking on the image).

NasdaqGS:ZBRA Past and Future Earnings, July 2nd 2019

We know that Zebra Technologies has improved its bottom line over the last three years, but what does the future have in store? If you are thinking of buying or selling Zebra Technologies stock, you should check out this FREE detailed report on its balance sheet.

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that Zebra Technologies shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 41% over the last year. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 20%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. In the best case scenario, this may hint at some real business momentum, implying that now could be a great time to delve deeper. If you would like to research Zebra Technologies in more detail then you might want to take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in the company.

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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 US exchanges.

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