Understanding Caterpillar’s (NYSE:CAT) cost of debt, cost of equity and WACC is an important factor in stock research. Using these formulas an investor will understand how much the shareholder should expect in return for the stock over the long-term, how much the company pays for its debt and how much the company needs in return to break even on its investments.

Cost of Debt

The cost of debt is the effective rate that a company pays on its total debt.

In this analysis, I will be using the Discounted Cash Flow Formula to value of Barrick Gold Corp’s stock (NYSE:ABX). Using different metrics to find a stock price target is a valuable ingredient in stock research.

I believe using the Discounted Cash Flow valuation model for Barrick Gold to be fair because DCF analysis can help one see where the company’s value is coming from and one can generate an opinion based on that.

Despite the recent big gains in gold stocks, company insiders and institutional investors are still 2.5 times more likely to be buyers than sellers. According to Ted Dixon, co-founder and CEO of INK Research, this shows that those in the know are still quite bullish, despite the pullback in March. In this interview with The Gold Report, Dixon names the top insider buyers by dollar amount and by volume and

In this analysis, I will be using the Discounted Cash Flow Formula to create a stock price target for Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU). Using different metrics to find a stock price target is a valuable ingredient in stock research.

I believe using the Discounted Cash Flow valuation model for Suncor to be fair because DCF analysis can help one see where the company’s value is coming from and one can generate an opinion based on that.

In the article below I will be calculating Schlumberger NV’s (NYSE:SLB), cost of debt, cost of equity and WACC. Using these formulas we will understand how much the shareholder should expect in return for the stock over the long-term, how much the company pays for its debt and how much the company needs in return to break even on its investments.

Cost of Debt

The cost of debt is the effective rate that a company pays on its total debt.

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