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Shareholders Are Thrilled That The Mexco Energy (NYSEMKT:MXC) Share Price Increased 108%

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The most you can lose on any stock (assuming you don't use leverage) is 100% of your money. But in contrast you can make much more than 100% if the company does well. To wit, the Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSEMKT:MXC) share price has flown 108% in the last three years. Most would be happy with that. Also pleasing for shareholders was the 55% gain in the last three months.

View our latest analysis for Mexco Energy

While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. One imperfect but simple way to consider how the market perception of a company has shifted is to compare the change in the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price movement.

During three years of share price growth, Mexco Energy moved from a loss to profitability. 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).

AMEX:MXC Past and Future Earnings, April 11th 2019
AMEX:MXC Past and Future Earnings, April 11th 2019

This free interactive report on Mexco Energy's earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

A Different Perspective

It's nice to see that Mexco Energy shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 46% over the last year. That certainly beats the loss of about 6.7% per year over the last half decade. This makes us a little wary, but the business might have turned around its fortunes. Before spending more time on Mexco Energy it might be wise to click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling shares.

If you like to buy stocks alongside management, then you might just love this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on US exchanges.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned. Thank you for reading.