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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Over the past five or six months the Energy Sector has taken a beating. On the front lines of this decline has been oil which has decreased from a high of ~$107.00 a barrel in July to its recent level of ~$55.00 a barrel.
In my opinion Schlumberger NV (NYSE:SLB) is one of the best run and most versatile oil service companies in the world. Having stated that the recent decline in oil has encouraged companies to hold off on
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In terms of price value, silver doesn’t hold a candle to gold. However, investors shouldn’t underestimate the precious white metal just because of its worth. After all, industrial demand will never fade even after fiat currencies end, and silver is widely used in the creation of buildings, medicine, and even smartgadgets.
Apart from silver’s use in the manufacturing sector, there are several other reasons why investors diversify their portfolio with the precious white metal. Here are some of them.
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For an investor perusing a company heavily based on industrial products such as commercial airplanes, but has significant ties to global military spending, Boeing (NYSE:BA) is a well run, diversified company worth a further look.
After a tremendous run in 2013 in which the stock price essentially doubled, over the past six months Boeing’s stock price has been consolidating. Since January, the price has come off around $20.00 and again is looking quite attractive.
In the article below, I will
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In the article below, I have analyzed a DCF valuation of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) by business. General Dynamics operates in 4 business segments, they are Aerospace, Combat Systems, Marine Systems and Information Systems & Technology. Each business has slightly different operations thus leading to different business valuations.
What each business does.
Aerospace – The Aerospace group manufactures and outfits business-jet aircraft, provides aircraft services and performs aircraft completions for aircraft produced by other OEMs. Combat Systems – The Combat Systems group is a global leader in systems engineering,
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