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I do not own this stock of Canadian Oil Sands (TSX-COS, OTC-COSWF). I am critiquing this stock because when anyone talks about investing in Canadian Oil Sands, this is the stock that appears to be mentioned first. As with some other investment in oil companies, if the dividend is good, then it will vary based on the price of oil. This is an oil company and its own dividends have both gone up and down over time.

Since the company was created in 1995, it offers paid a complete lot in dividends. If you had bought this ongoing company 5, 10 to 15 years and paid a median price ago, dividends could have covered 19.2%, 74.1% and 300% of the expense of your stock purchase. Nobody expects the corporation to have a good year in 2015. Analysts expect the income to drop by around 38%. They expect the EPS to be negative.

You cannot do the most common stock price valuations. First when the EPS is negative, you cannot do a P/E Ratio test. When I go through the a decade Price/Reserve Value per Talk about Ratio a proportion is got by me of 3.09. The existing P/B Proportion is a complete lot lower at 1.24. This stock price test suggests that the stock price is relatively cheap. However, we can expect another drop in BVPS over the next while probably.

The 10 12 months Price/Cash Flow per Share Ratio is 8.88. The P/CF Ratio for 2015 is likely to be around 15.29, a rather high value. This ratio is expected to fall to around 7.47 in 2016 and this begins to show that the stock may be relatively cheap. The stock price has fallen a lot since its peak in ’09 2009. The fall is just about 18% per 12 months. When I take a look at analysts’ recommendations, I find Hold and Underperform suggestions. A lot of the recommendations are a Hold and the consensus suggestion is a Hold.

This article in the Financial Post discusses the hostile takeover bet from Suncor Energy which the price tag on this stock will fall hard if Suncor retracts its bid. Andrew Walker of the Motley Fool considers that there is the opportunity that the company will not endure if Suncor retracts its bid. There are feedback from different analyst at Stock Chase.

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I will have only one entry because of this stock as I have to do on some stock because I cover too many stocks to do double entries on all of that I follow. Canadian Oil Sands Trust offers a 100 % pure investment opportunity in the oil sands through its 36.74% fascination with the Syncrude Project.

Syncrude can be an experienced oil sands operator, producing a high-quality crude oil for days gone by 30 years. With large, bitumen-rich leases located in the sweet place of the Athabasca essential oil sands deposit and a completely integrated upgrading facility that produces 100% light, sugary crude oil, the grade of their Syncrude asset is great.

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