Is CSX Stock Undervalued or Overvalued Today?

By Rob Otman CSX (Nasdaq: CSX) is a large cap company that operates within the road & rails industry. Its market cap is $47 billion today and the total one-year return is 93.69% for shareholders. CSX stock is beating the market, but does that make it a good buy today? To answer this question we’ve turned to the Investment U Stock Grader. Our research team built this system to diagnose the financial health of a company. Our system looks at six key metrics… [iu-adbox] Earnings-per-Share (EPS) Growth: CSX reported a recent EPS growth rate of 5.41%. That’s above the road & rail industry average of -7.41%. That’s a great sign. CSX Corp’s earnings growth is outpacing competitors. Price-to-Earnings (P/E): The average price-to-earnings ratio of the road & rail industry is 24.83. And CSX’s ratio comes in at 26.14. Its valuation looks expensive compared to many of its competitors. Debt-to-Equity: The … Continue reading

Why I’m Leaving (and What It Means for Investment U Readers)

By Andrew Snyder I’ve got good news for you. What it means for me, well, I’m still not sure. After years penning this popular column, this will be my last one. Members of The Oxford Club (the publisher behind Investment U) know why that’s good news… and they know the big risk I’m taking. If you haven’t heard, I’ve made the tough decision to leave my current role at the center of the Club’s renowned editorial team to pursue my passion project. The great thing is I have the full support of the Club as I embark on this new journey. That means you’ll still be hearing from me – albeit less frequently and with a different title at the end of my byline. But hearing and seeing less of me is not the good news. (Sorry.) No, the good news is I really think you’re going to like my … Continue reading

TheDailyGold Premium Update #514

By Jordan Roy-Byrne CMT, MFTA Saturday evening we emailed subscribers a 29 page update in which we covered the immediate outlook for metals and miners and provided a report on a junior exploration company that has a very large land package and potential for a world class project. It already has a 43-101 but it has massive upside potential. While we expect lower prices into May we noted that there are a few buy opportunities at current prices and there could be a handful more if juniors decline 10% or so. One such opportunity would be the company we covered. Consider a subscription today as we can help you get positioned in the best junior companies with the most upside potential at lower risk entry points. Click Here to Learn More About & Subscribe to Our Premium Service …read more Source:: The Daily Gold The post TheDailyGold Premium Update #514 … Continue reading

KER Politics – Sat 22 Apr, 2017

By Big Al This post is definitely worth reading!When one of our “family” posts something that seems definitely a worthwhile read for everyone, we will post it in hopes of a larger number of people reading it. Thank you FundamentalAnalysis! FundamentalAnalysis says: In regards to the level of debt at the government level, since many western governments are facing a similar crisis I will discuss with reference to the UK. As always the level of debt alone in the economy isn’t an issue, its more the debt /income ratios especially when it becomes skewed. That ratio has slowly gone out of whack since 2008, its almost a guarantee that the debt cannot be paid back under normal circumstances, external forces are required…therefore we now adjust the ratio to focus on the main issue which I think is debt interest/income. Which is how servicable is the interest, for now we are … Continue reading

Blockchain: A Technology Whose Time Has Come

By Teeka Tiwari This post Blockchain: A Technology Whose Time Has Come appeared first on Daily Reckoning. They thought I was nuts… It was 2003. I was moving from my retail money-management business to managing an exclusive hedge fund. My parting gift to my retail clients was Apple (AAPL). But not everybody was on board. When I told them about Apple, they thought I was crazy… Many of my clients were skeptical. I understood why. At that time, Apple was trading at the same price it had been in 1982. The stock price had done nothing in 21 years. But I knew Apple had a new technology in the pipeline… It was the iPod. Up until then, you could only use the iPod on an Apple Mac. In 2002, Apple announced that it was finally rolling out a PC version. This was a huge shift… All of a sudden, the … Continue reading

Cracks in Ponzi-Finance Land

By Pater Tenebrarum Retail Debt Debacles The retail sector has replaced the oil sector in a sense, and not in a good way. It is the sector that is most likely to see a large surge in bankruptcies this year. Junk bonds issued by retailers are performing dismally, and within the group the bonds of companies that were subject to leveraged buyouts by private equity firms seem to be doing the worst (a function of their outsized debt loads). Here is a chart showing the y-t-d performance of a number of these bonds as of the end of March: Returns of several of the worst performing junk bonds issued by retailers in Q1 2017. This is rather impressive value destruction for a single quarter – click to enlarge. Note the stand-out Neiman Marcus, a luxury apparel retailer, the bonds of which have been in free-fall this year. The company was … Continue reading

Buy or Sell Gigamon Stock Today?

By Rob Otman Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) is a $2 billion company today. Investors that bought shares one year ago are sitting on a 19.15% total return. That’s above the S&P 500’s return of 14.71%. Gigamon stock is beating the market, but does that make it a good buy today? To answer this question we’ve turned to the Investment U Stock Grader. Our research team built this system to diagnose the financial health of a company. Our system looks at six key metrics… [iu-adbox] Earnings-per-Share (EPS) Growth: Gigamon reported a recent EPS growth rate of 157.14%. That’s above the software industry average of 19.93%. That’s a great sign. Gigamon’s earnings growth is outpacing competitors. Price-to-Earnings (P/E): The average price-to-earnings ratio of the software industry is 166.07. And Gigamon’s ratio comes in at 74.02. It’s trading at a better value than many of its competitors. Debt-to-Equity: The debt-to-equity ratio for Gigamon stock … Continue reading

KER Politics – Sat 22 Apr, 2017

By Cory Trump’s policies and moves while in office Download audio file (0422-Politics-Full-Show.mp3) Politics Segment 1: Jeff Deist the director of the Mises institute opines on the Syrian missile situation. Politics Segment 2: Chris Temple addresses the topic of a debt jubilee. Politics Segment 3: Big Al discusses the Syrian missile situation With Doc. Politics Segment 4: Will the Neocon Policies of the past continue under President Trump. Jim McKinney and Big Al tackle this topic. Download audio file (0422-Politics-1.mp3) Download audio file (0422-Politics-2.mp3) Download audio file (0422-Politics-3.mp3) Download audio file (0422-Politics-4.mp3) …read more Source:: The Korelin Economics Report The post KER Politics – Sat 22 Apr, 2017 appeared first on Junior Mining Analyst. … Continue reading

Weekend Show – Sat 22 Apr, 2017

By Cory GDXJ Changes, Gold equity coverage, and the health of the US Economy. Download audio file (0422-KER-Weekend-Show.mp3) This week we saw volatility in the US markets with a continued slight downward bias and a slight pullback in the precious metals. The precious metals stocks also moved down and continue their under performance to the gold price. All of these topics are discussed in this week’s show as well as the new regarding changes coming to GDXJ. I want to thank everyone who emailed me and commented on my post earlier int he week regarding lithium and people covering the sector. I will be catching up on a lot of the reading you all sent me this weekend. It is great to have such knowledgeable listeners that I learn from everyday I hope you all enjoy this week’s show. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions … Continue reading