2023-01-12

Motorola Solutions Investors Are up 195% Since 2017

Source: The Critical Communications Community

The most you can lose on any stock (assuming you don't use leverage) is 100% of your money. But on the bright side, if you buy shares in a high quality company at the right price, you can gain well over 100%. For example, the Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) share price has soared 173% in the last half decade. Most would be very happy with that. On top of that, the share price is up 18% in about a quarter. 

So let's assess the underlying fundamentals over the last 5 years and see if they've moved in lock-step with shareholder returns. 

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 sha....