Should HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC) Be Disappointed With Their 61% Profit?
By buying an index fund, you can roughly match the market return with ease. But if you choose individual stocks with prowess, you can make superior returns. For example, the HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) share price is up 61% in the last three years, clearly besting the market return of around 42% (not including dividends).
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There is no denying that markets are sometimes efficient, but prices do not always reflect 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.
During three years of share price growth, HollyFrontier moved from a loss to profitability. That would generally be considered a positive, so ...