Buckeye Partners, L.P.

  • These 3 MLPs Should Improve Your Returns

    By Emmanuel Floriann - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AB, APU, BPL

    If you are thinking of investing in 10-year or 20-year U.S. Treasuries, then think twice. There are other investing opportunities that offer way much higher yields than the current yields of the U.S. Treasuries. The average yield of a 10-year U.S. Treasury note is 2.50%; or 2.52% as of July 17. On the other hand, a 20-year Treasury will give you a higher yield of more »

  • Add One of These MLPs to Your Portfolio

    By Damon Churchwell - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: BPL, EPB, MMP

    The most appealing yields can often be found with master limited partnerships, because they typically distribute about 100% of profits to unitholders. At certain times, they may also provide capital appreciation. On that note, with crude oil prices picking up and natural gas drilling activity increasing, the upside potential for pipeline-operating MLPs looks promising. 

    Here are rundowns of just a few of the participating companies:

    New projects ramping up 

    Magellan more »

  • Is Shale Gas Boom Fueling Demand for This Industry?

    By Awais Iqbal - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: BWP, BPL, DPM

    The United States has become an active player in global oil and gas markets.

    Crude oil and refined products output are showing sustained growth. The game changer was the advent of shale gas. Exploration and Production (E&P) companies were quick to adopt fracking to access the shale gas potential in the United States. The resulting increase in natural gas production increased the need for oil and gas transportation companies more »

  • Curving Future Profits in the Oil & Gas Distribution Business

    By Victor Selva - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: BPL, TCP, WPZ

    The oil and gas sector remains strong and offers opportunities to those willing to take them. Williams Partners (NYSE: WPZ) faces the challenge of success in new markets. Meanwhile, TC Pipelines (NYSE: TCP) has to renegotiate long-term contracts. Last, Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) is turning operating margins by focusing on logistics solution in the gas sector.

    Curving the gulf

    Enrolled in the gathering, processing, and transporting of gas, Williams, has more »

  • Has This Explosive MLP Overextended Itself in 2013?

    By Ryan Guenette - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: BPL, ENB, ETP, EPD, KMI

    One of the largest independent US pipeline carriers of refined petroleum products, Buckeye Partners LP (NYSE: BPL) has vastly outperformed the overall market in 2013, rising 46.66% year to date compared to the 12.93% return offered by the blue chip average.

    Buckeye is one of the largest independent US pipeline carriers of refined petroleum products, with over 6,000 miles of pipelines. Based on market capitalization, the company more »

  • What's Going on With Linn Energy?

    By Bob Ciura - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: BPL, KMP, LINE

    As Warren Buffett would say, investors should be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy. When it comes to oil and gas Master Limited Partnership Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE), it’s fair to say that investors are fearful. The stock has been besieged in recent days by a negative article, which has crushed the stock and shaken the temperament of even the company's most confident more »

  • Get to Know This High-Yield MLP

    By Bob Ciura - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: BPL, ETP, PAA

    It’s tough out there for income investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently broke its record high and continues to climb. Making matters more difficult, interest rates are at historic lows. This combination of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and rising equity markets means that suitable yields are hard to come by for dividend hunters. Thankfully, Master Limited Partnerships provide hefty dividend yields during both bull and bear more »

  • Check Out These Total-Return Holdings

    By Damon Churchwell - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: BPL, CTL, GXP, SON

    With Treasury yields at near-zero levels, investments that provide a solid yield while also offering price upside look like appealing considerations for one’s portfolio at this time. The telecom, energy, pharmaceutical, food processing, bank, financial, restaurant, REIT and pipeline operator sectors are places to look for such gems. Here are just a few, all yet to report December-quarter earnings, worth purchasing:

    CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL)

    Among the telecom giants, this more »

  • Issuing More Shares: Good or Bad?

    By Reuben Brewer - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: FOLD, BPL, C, SPG | Editor's Choice

    Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) recently announced plans to issue additional limited partnership units. Citigroup (NYSE: C) issued preferred shares to the government in 2008 during the financial meltdown. Simon Properties Group (NYSE: SPG) issued shares in early 2012 and again in late 2012. How can you tell if these corporate actions are good or bad for shareholders?

  • Five Stocks You Must Consider for 2013

    By Brian Nichols - December 31, 2012 | Tickers: BPL, CTL, FCX, STX, TLLP

    Everyone is acutely aware of the uncertainties surrounding 2013, regarding the fiscal cliff and taxes on capital gains and dividends. However, it is hard to go wrong with an investment that returns large capital to shareholders, and that trades with solid margins. Therefore, I am looking at five of these investments that you must consider for 2013, and beyond.

    With a potential 35% capital gains and dividend tax, and excessive more »

  • Five MLPs to Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: BPL, ETP, MMP, PAA, WPZ

    Master Limited Partnerships (MLP's) are companies with ownership structures such that each shareholder is a partner, and is typically entitled to distributions equal to his or her proportional net income. Accordingly, limited partners, or shareholders, usually receive generous yields on their investments. 

    Because their revenues are derived from natural resources, oil and natural gas pipeline operators are often organized as MLPs. If you are an income-seeking investor who is more »

  • Insiders Bought This Utility Stock Yielding 8.9%

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 16, 2012 | Tickers: BPL, GEL, HEP, NS, SXL

    William Greehey, a board member at NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS), bought 490,000 shares of the company on September 10th at an average price of $48.94. By investing nearly $24 million in NuStar (which increases his stake by about a third) rather than diversifying his investments, Greehey is signaling a good deal of confidence in the company’s future prospects. This is a theoretical reason why more »

  • Searching For Yield? MLPs May Fit The Bill

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - March 22, 2012 | Tickers: BPL, EEP, EPD, KMP

    After a decade-long loose monetary policy instituted by the US Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) and global central banks, as well as the recently revealed near zero interest rate policy (otherwise known as ZIRP) out to 2014, investors have started searching for yield. Investors have been scooping up corporate and high yield bonds, blue-chip equities with high dividend yields and longer-term US treasuries, which may even be losers on an inflation more »

  • The Best Yielding Dividend Contenders With Buy Or Better Rating

    By DividendYields - January 11, 2012 | Tickers: AROW, ARTNA, AVP, BPL, EPD, NRGY, MDP, NHI, NNN, NVS, PAA, SCG, TSH, UBA, WPC

    Dividend growth is a wonderful instrument to push down your purchase costs and to increase your initial yield on your investment amount. The higher the growth, the faster your investment pays off.

    If we look at dividend growth stocks, we have several investment classes to consider. Dividend Champions are stocks that raised dividends for more than 25 years. Subsequently, there are Dividend Contenders with 10-24 years of consecutive dividend increases more »