Investors Who Bought One Liberty Properties (NYSE:OLP) Shares A Year Ago Are Now Down 35% – Simply Wall St

Its easy to match the overall market return by buying an index fund. Active investors aim to buy stocks that vastly outperform the market but in the process, they risk under-performance. For example, the One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE:OLP) share price is down 35% in the last year. That falls noticeably short of the market return of around -4.3%. However, the longer term returns havent been so bad, with the stock down 21% in the last three years. Unfortunately the share price momentum is still quite negative, with prices down 33% in thirty days. But this could be related to poor market conditions stocks are down 21% in the same time.

View our latest analysis for One Liberty Properties

While the efficient markets hypothesis continues to be taught by some, it has been proven that markets are over-reactive dynamic systems, and investors are not always rational. 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.

Unhappily, One Liberty Properties had to report a 50% decline in EPS over the last year. This fall in the EPS is significantly worse than the 35% the share price fall. It may have been that the weak EPS was not as bad as some had feared.

The companys earnings per share (over time) is depicted in the image below (click to see the exact numbers).

This free interactive report on One Liberty Propertiess earnings, revenue and cash flow is a great place to start, if you want to investigate the stock further.

When looking at investment returns, it is important to consider the difference between total shareholder return (TSR) and share price return. The TSR incorporates the value of any spin-offs or discounted capital raisings, along with any dividends, based on the assumption that the dividends are reinvested. So for companies that pay a generous dividend, the TSR is often a lot higher than the share price return. As it happens, One Liberty Propertiess TSR for the last year was -31%, which exceeds the share price return mentioned earlier. This is largely a result of its dividend payments!

We regret to report that One Liberty Properties shareholders are down 31% for the year (even including dividends) . Unfortunately, thats worse than the broader market decline of 4.3%. However, it could simply be that the share price has been impacted by broader market jitters. It might be worth keeping an eye on the fundamentals, in case theres a good opportunity. Longer term investors wouldnt be so upset, since they would have made 0.8%, each year, over five years. It could be that the recent sell-off is an opportunity, so it may be worth checking the fundamental data for signs of a long term growth trend. Its always interesting to track share price performance over the longer term. But to understand One Liberty Properties better, we need to consider many other factors. Case in point: Weve spotted 4 warning signs for One Liberty Properties you should be aware of.

We will like One Liberty Properties better if we see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.

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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