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Del Monte Pacific (SGX:D03) shareholders have endured a 47% loss from investing in the stock a year ago

Passive investing in an index fund is a good way to ensure your own returns roughly match the overall market. When you buy individual stocks, you can make higher profits, but you also face the risk of under-performance. Unfortunately the Del Monte Pacific Limited (SGX:D03) share price slid 48% over twelve months. That’s well below the market decline of 0.9%. Longer term investors have fared much better, since the share price is up 29% in three years.

So let’s have a look and see if the longer term performance of the company has been in line with the underlying business’ progress.

View our latest analysis for Del Monte Pacific

In his essay The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville Warren Buffett described how share prices do not always rationally reflect the value of a business. One flawed but reasonable way to assess how sentiment around a company has changed is to compare the…

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