Coffee Holding Shareholders Have Enjoyed An Impressive 101% Share Price Gain

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The most you can lose on any stock (assuming you don’t use leverage) is 100% of your money. But when you pick a company that is really flourishing, you can make more than 100%. For instance the Coffee Holding Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:JVA) share price is 101% higher than it was three years ago. How nice for those who held the stock! It’s also good to see the share price up 67% over the last quarter. This could be related to the recent financial results, released recently – you can catch up on the most recent data by reading our company report.

See our latest analysis for Coffee Holding

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. By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.

During three years of share price growth, Coffee Holding moved from a loss to profitability. That kind of transition can be an inflection point that justifies a strong share price gain, just as we have seen here.

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

NasdaqCM:JVA Past and Future Earnings, February 22nd 2019
NasdaqCM:JVA Past and Future Earnings, February 22nd 2019

We know that Coffee Holding has improved its bottom line lately, but is it going to grow revenue? Check if analysts think Coffee Holding will revenue can grow in the future.

A Different Perspective

It’s nice to see that Coffee Holding shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 52% over the last year. That gain is better than the annual TSR over five years, which is 1.8%. Therefore it seems like sentiment around the company has been positive lately. Given the share price momentum remains strong, it might be worth taking a closer look at the stock, lest you miss an opportunity. Most investors take the time to check the data on insider transactions. You can click here to see if insiders have been buying or selling.

For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

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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