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Should you be worried about your Commonwealth Bank of Australia shares?

There’s no denying just how amazing Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) shares have been for Aussie shareholders in recent times. The stock is up a remarkable 13.2% in the last 12 months. Extend that over the last 3, 5 and 10-year periods and it has delivered gains of 68%, 107% and 164%.

When you include dividends, those figures are even more impressive. The total shareholder returns become 89%, 148% and a whopping 253%. Those returns far outweigh the S&P/ASX 200 Index’s (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) gains in each of those periods.

However, the stock seems to have lost that momentum more recently, and there would certainly be some shareholders out there that are seriously considering walking away with their profits now while the going is good.

While I wouldn’t go as far to suggest shareholders of Australia’s largest bank should necessarily sell their stock, I certainly wouldn’t suggest they go and buy anymore at today’s price. The shares are by no means in bargain territory while the bank is heavily exposed to Australia’s housing market, which is a potential risk going forward.

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