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Target’s Streamlined Focus Is Creating A Long-Term Buying Opportunity $TGT

There is no doubt that over the past couple of years, shareholders of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) have watched this company battle significant obstacles. With the data breach at the end of 2013 and its expansion north of the 49th which cost the company over $5 billion, this begs to ask, where is this company headed next? Are they setting themselves up for more turmoil down the road or are they positioning the ship and heading in the “right” direction?

Based

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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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Liquefied Natural Gas Set to Transform Railroad Industry $UNP $CSX $CNR $GE

With the inevitability of rising fuel costs and stricter emissions standards for locomotives set to take effect in 2015, class 1 railroad companies such as Berkshire Hathaway’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC, Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP  ) , Canadian National Railway(TSX: CNR  ) , and CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX  ) are researching alternatives to manage their expenses. One of the alternatives the railroad companies are exploring is switching from diesel to liquefied natural gas, or LNG, as the main source of power for their locomotives.

The idea of LNG

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Norfolk Southern: After A Very Strong 2013, Is This Railroad A Buy? $NSC $CSX $UNP

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Over the past year, Norfolk Southern (NSC) stock price has had a very solid run. Over the past twelve months, the stock increased from ~$65.00 to the current price of $96.27. As this has been a strong increase, this poses the question, at this point in the market, is Norfolk Southern a buy?

About Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Corporation is engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and

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Norfolk Southern: Fundamental Analysis WACC, Cost of Debt and Cost of Equity $NSC

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Understanding Norfolk Southern Corporation’s (NYSE:NSC) 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

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