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  • American Oil Companies Fueling Future Growth Opportunities

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BBEP, LGCY, WLL

    The global oil and gas volume is expected to grow from 73.8 billion barrels of oil equivalent, or Boe, in 2010 to 91.8 billion Boe by 2015 with the market value of around $3.7 trillion from $2.64 trillion in 2010. Currently, the Americas account for nearly 34.9% of the global oil and gas market. This article analyzes three American oil and gas companies that have more »

  • These Natural Gas MLPs Deserve Your Attention

    By Ryan Palmer - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BBEP, LNCO, LINE

    Income investors and MLPs go together like peanut butter and jelly. A company receiving tax benefits in exchange for distributing the lion's share of earnings as a dividend sounds like a good deal to me. Master limited partnerships provide some of the healthiest and most stable dividends north of 5%. When I see MLPs that are highly rated on CAPS and are trading in a range well removed from more »

  • Three MLPs for a Safe Retirement Portfolio

    By siraj sarwar - June 22, 2013 | Tickers: BBEP, EPD, PAA

    The energy sector has not been immune to the economy’s downturn, but it still has areas of growth that show considerable promise. In this sector, there are still plenty of opportunities for investment and income. In this piece, I pick a few promising MLPs from the energy sector. These MLPs offer regularly increasing distributions. These are Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD), BreitBurn Energy Partners (NASDAQ: BBEP) and Plains All more »

  • This Dividend Stock Is a Bit Risky

    By Nur Tarkak - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: BBEP, LINE, VNR

    Shares of BreitBurn Energy (NASDAQ: BBEP) moved higher after the company released its first-quarter 2013 results. BreitBurn saw growth in various aspects of its operations. However, there are also rising concerns about its distribution coverage ratio, which missed estimates. BreitBurn's quarter ended with a coverage ratio of only about 0.7x, which is below the target rate of 1.1x to 1.2x.

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  • Energy Stocks Down On Their Luck; Consider These 3

    By Casey Hoerth - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: BBEP, COP, OXY

    The rally continues. With a pullback in late February only knocking down the S&P 500 index by 3%, it seems the "dip" that everyone was waiting for never came. Troughing at 1485 on February 26th, this broad index has climbed to a multi-year high of just over 1540, an increase of another 3.7%.

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    For those value minded investors who don't like to chase, myself included, the pressing more »

  • These 4 Companies Could Be Overvalued

    By Chris Lau - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: BBEP, KORS, ONCY, CRM

    It is a fool’s game to guess when the market top will occur, but not so for when it comes to individual companies. A high P/E could be a starting place to identify overvalued companies. Yet, the stock price highs from (AMZN) and (NYSE: CRM) show that P/E is not a great metric to use when markets are rising.

    Investors should look closely more »

  • 3 High-Yield Dividend Plays in Natural Gas

    By Karin Hernandez - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: ATO, BBEP, PAA

    In my never-ending quest for more and better dividend stocks, today I am exploring the natural gas sector. Natural gas has been a hot topic of discussion, as have dividend stocks, so here I am combining them into one analysis.

    President Obama’s re-election bodes well for the natural gas industry, as he has supported the industry and will likely continue to do so in his second term. Natural gas more »

  • Can You Live on Your Dividends?

    By Chris Hodge - November 12, 2012 | Tickers: AI, BBEP, EPB, TNH | Editor's Choice

    One of the most liberating days of my life was when I realized I could go to a part of the world with an abundance of the Three S's (sun, sand and super-cheap) using only my dividends. One of the worst days of my life that doesn't involve a breakup or arrest was when those dividends fell to pieces. Those were sad times indeed. But it got me more »

  • There's an MLP Bubble to Watch, and Some MLP Opportunities to Explore

    By Reuben Brewer - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: ARLP, BBEP, EPD, NMM, STON 130622C00025000.DL

    Stocks paying significant dividends have been a favored investment for a couple of years. Such companies have seen their shares advance handsomely. For example, within the real estate investment trusts (REITs) space, some stocks now yield the same or less than household name, and financially strong, mega-cap stocks like Johnson & Johnson. Another area that has seen material price appreciation is the master limited partnership (MLP) space. Investors should tread carefully more »

  • Is This MLP Spending Your Money Well?

    By Peter Horn - October 24, 2012 | Tickers: BBEP, LGCY, LINE, QRE | Editor's Choice

    The Upstream MLP group provides some compelling yields.  Four in particular stand out with near double digit yields: Breitburn Energy (NASDAQ: BBEP), QR Energy (NYSE: QRE), LRR Energy, and Memorial Production Partners.  These last three are newcomers to the stage.  All three provide plenty of cash for investors, but little, if any track record.  There’s just not much to go on.  That’s why yields are so high.  How more »

  • 5 MLPs With High Yields and Low PE Ratios

    By Joshua Bondy - October 13, 2012 | Tickers: BBEP, EROC, LGCY, PSE, QRE

    Oil and gas MLPs offer high yields and an interesting tax structure but do they provide good value? The MLPs listed below have some of the lowest PE ratios in the industry and they all have dividend rates over 7%. The differing debt ratios and returns on invested capital show that there is definitely variation within the industry. Going beyond simple PE ratios and yield rates develops a clearer understanding more »

  • California's Love-Hate Relationship with Oil and Gas

    By Eric Fox - October 4, 2012 | Tickers: BRY, BBEP, CVX, NFG, OXY | Editor's Choice

    Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY) has considerable oil and gas assets in California and plans to explore its large leasehold position here to help grow the company’s production and reserves over the long term.

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    California has a long history of oil and gas exploration and development, which belies its current reputation as being inhospitable to the industry.  In the mid-19th Century, oil was collected from natural more »

  • How Safe is this Best-of-Breed Upstream LP's Distribution?

    By Peter Horn - September 28, 2012 | Tickers: BBEP, LGCY, LINE

    A peek at the Upstream MLP group reveals some striking yields.  With interest rates so incredibly low, everyone out there is yield starved making these high yielders even more interesting.  On the flip side, in an election year with the potential for tax changes looming, it may not be an ideal time to test the political waters.  Nothing’s worse than a tax-advantaged investment gone bad.  It’s not hard more »

  • Chesapeake Energy Circling the Wagons

    By Tim Brugger - February 13, 2012 | Tickers: BBEP, CHK, LINE

    As the second largest producer of natural gas in the country, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) has been stung as much as any company by the lowest natural gas prices in a decade. The response -- or perhaps more accurately, responses -- to a historically depressed market were recently announced by company management. As you might imagine, CEO Aubrey McClendon and the team are going to be very busy in 2012.

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  • 5 Biggest Dividends in Energy

    By Michael French - January 28, 2012 | Tickers: BBEP, CRT, LINE, PBT

    An extremely important part of a long-term investment strategy is hedging your bets with dependable and high yielding stocks. These serve to offset the occasional loss that you will incur on riskier investments. The energy sector is a great place to look for stocks that provide residual income in a market that experiences steady, increasing demand due to emerging economies and limited resources. Let’s take a look at a more »