The simplest way to invest in stocks is to buy exchange traded funds. But one can do better than that by picking better than average stocks (as part of a diversified portfolio). To wit, the Fiore Gold Ltd. (CVE:F) share price is 33% higher than it was a year ago, much better than the market return of around 7.9% (not including dividends) in the same period. That's a solid performance by our standards! We'll need to follow Fiore Gold for a while to get a better sense of its share price trend, since it hasn't been listed for particularly long.
While markets are a powerful pricing mechanism, share prices reflect investor sentiment, not just underlying business performance. One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the earnings per share (EPS) with the share price.
Fiore Gold went from making a loss to reporting a profit, in the last year.
We think the growth looks very prospective, so we're not surprised the market liked it too. Generally speaking the profitability inflection point is a great time to research a company closely, lest you miss an opportunity to profit.
The image below shows how EPS has tracked over time (if you click on the image you can see greater detail).
Before buying or selling a stock, we always recommend a close examination of historic growth trends, available here..
A Different Perspective
Fiore Gold boasts a total shareholder return of 33% for the last year. And the share price momentum remains respectable, with a gain of 7.8% in the last three months. This suggests the company is continuing to win over new investors. Before spending more time on Fiore Gold it might be wise to click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling shares.
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of companies we expect will grow earnings.
Please note, the market returns quoted in this article reflect the market weighted average returns of stocks that currently trade on CA exchanges.
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