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At This Point In The Market, Is Costco A Buy? $COST

A couple of weeks ago, Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST) reported its Q2 earnings for FY 2015. Within the report, Costco stated it delivered an EPS of $1.35 earnings per share which was supported by a $57 million or $0.13 a share income tax benefit. Without this tax benefit, the company would have reported an EPS of $1.25, which still outpaced many estimates. Costco’s revenue of $27.454 billion missed some expectations, but still delivered an increase of 4.4% over last year’s

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Coca-Cola: Free Cash Driving Shareholder Value $KO $PEP $DPS

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When Muhtar Kent became CEO of Coca-Cola (KO) in 2008, he established a long-term vision for restoring growth. “2020 Vision” was designed to help the company focus on understanding the trends and forces that will shape their business in the future and enable them to move swiftly in preparation for what’s to come. In short, the company must get ready for tomorrow, today.

In a 2011 article published by the Harvard Business Review, CEO Muhtar Kent indicated he was not

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Coca-Cola: 2014 Fundamental Analysis WACC, Cost of Debt and Cost of Equity $KO

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Understanding Coca-Cola’s Company’s (NYSE:KO) 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

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Lululemon: Fundamental Analysis, WACC, Cost of Debt, Cost of Equity $LULU

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Understanding Lululemon’s (NYSE:LULU) 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.

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PepsiCo: Capital Appreciation And Dividend Growth $PEP $KO

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Last week PepsiCo (PEP) reported its Q4 earnings. Within the report the company stated they delivered an EPS of $1.05, which beat the consensus estimates of $1.01. The company’s revenue of $20.12 billion missed estimates of $20.16 billion by ~$4 million while net income for the quarter increased 5% from the same quarter last year.

As these results were decent, Pepsi stated that it will maximize shareholder value by retaining the North American beverage business in its current structure. They

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