There are many positive attributes that Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has to offer the investor. As a dividend aristocrat is a company that has been increasing their dividend for 20 years or longer, J&J has well surpassed this criteria by increasing their dividend for over 55 years.
The increases in dividend is supported by managements strategy to decentralize the company. This approach has created an atmosphere where the company can focus on the needs of a particular global region. As
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With consumers steering away from cash in favor of the convenience of credit and debit cards, companies that offer these products are still expected to see significant growth over the next few years. As the number of cashless transactions are increasing globally, year over year, Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) is a global payments technology company set to capitalize on this growing trend.
Visa is a company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments in more than 200 countries and territories around
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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
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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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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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