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Visa: Infrastructure, Emerging Market Growth And Valuations $V $MA

With consumers steering away from cash in favor of the convenience of credit and debit cards, companies that offer these products are expected to see significant growth over the next few years. Globally, the number of cashless transactions is expected to increase as infrastructure issues in emerging markets are defined and ultimately tackled. As a global payments technology company set to reap the rewards of this trend, Visa Inc. (V) is a company to keep an eye on.

Visa is

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Visa Fundamental Analysis: WACC, Cost of Equity and Cost of Debt $V

In the article below I will analyze Visa Inc.’s (NYSE:V) Cost of Debt, Cost of Equity, tax rate and WACC.

Cost of Debt

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

As a company acquires debt through various bonds, loans and other forms of debt, the cost of debt is a useful metric. It gives an idea as to the overall rate being paid by the company to use debt financing. This

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Plum Creek: Look For Strong Gains Over The Next Few Years $PCL

As the U.S. housing market has been recovering from the 2008 – 2009 recessionary lows this has provided many investment opportunities. One company that is situated in an industry poised to capitalize on the U.S. housing recovery is Plum Creek Timber Company (PCL).

Plum Creek is one of the largest landowners in the nation and the most geographically diverse, with approximately 6.4 million acres in major timber producing regions of the United States.

As the U.S housing recovery continues to

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DDM to find price target of Royal Bank of Canada

In this article I will look at Royal Bank of Canada (RY) value based on the Dividend discount model to detirmine a stock target price. The dividend discount model (DDM) or Gordon growth model formula is a way of valuing a company based on the theory that a stock is worth the discounted sum of all of its future dividend payments. Despite a few shortcomings, the Gordon growth model continues to be widely used and especially popular for valuing companies

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Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1%

The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The

The global economic outlook is slightly weaker than the Bank had projected in its October Monetary Policy Report (MPR).  At the same time, global tail risks have diminished. The economic expansion in the United States is continuing at a gradual pace, restrained by ongoing public and private deleveraging, global weakness and uncertainty related to fiscal negotiations.  Despite a marked

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