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Valuation by Business Segments of United Technologies $UTX

In the article below, I have analyzed a DCF valuation of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) by business. United Technologies operates in 5 business segments, they are Otis, UTC Climate, Controls & Security, Pratt & Whitney, UTC Aerospace Systems and Sikorsky. Each business has slightly different operations thus leading to different business valuations.

What each business does.

Otis – Is the world’s leading manufacturer of elevators, escalators, and moving walkways. 

UTC Climate, Controls & Security – UTC Building & Industrial Systems is the world’s leading provider of Building Automation,

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Cameron International: Is This The Time To Buy? $CAM $SLB $XOM

Over the past couple of years or so, companies that are associated with deep-water drilling have underperformed the S&P. Cameron International (CAM) has been no exception. Even though the company earns a significant percentage of their revenue outside offshore activities, the deep-water market creates substantial revenues for the company.

When comparing the past three years performance with competitors, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) and FMC Technologies (FTI), you can see how these companies have underperformed the S&P.

Why the under performance?

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Apple Inc: 2014 Fundamental Analysis WACC, Cost of Debt and Cost of Equity $AAPL

Understanding Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) 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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Visa: 2014 Fundamental Analysis WACC, Cost of Debt and Cost of Equity $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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Lululemon: Is This A Buying Opportunity? $LULU

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Over the past year, Lululemon’s (LULU) stock has been in a strong downward trend if you are bullish on the stock. Since reaching ~$82.50 in June of 2013, the price has dropped over 84.97% to reach its current value of $42.63.

In the evaluation below, we will be able to see how Lululemon has fared over the past three years regarding its profitability, debt and capital, and operating efficiency. Based on this information, we will look for strengths and weaknesses

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