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  • 3 Energy MLPs for Solid Gains

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, EPD, KMP

    High yielding master limited partnerships are some of the most attractive investments for dividend investors. These partnerships pay out heavy cash distributions and attract investors who want to have a regular stream of income. However, the prospect of regular income is not the sole characteristic of these MLPs. Some of these partnerships have shown considerable price appreciation.

    Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP) has gained about 14% in the last year more »

  • Beat Low Interest Rates With These Stocks That Yield at Least 6%

    By Bob Ciura - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, KMP, STON

    Investors who love income as much as I do are in a tough spot. Despite the pervasive talk of Fed ‘tapering,’ whereby our central bank winds down its policies of monthly bond purchases and abnormally low interest rates, rates remain near historic lows. That’s put a huge dent in the amount of income an individual can procure from traditional income-producing securities like bonds. Anyone with money in the bank more »

  • 3 Oil and Gas Pipeline Companies to Buy for Long-Term Growth

    By Shweta Dubey - July 4, 2013 | Tickers: ETE, ETP, SE, WMB

    As a result of global warming, oil and gas companies are shifting focus toward natural gas from coal as a source of energy generation. Natural gas produces less carbon dioxide compared to coal; driving the growing demand for it. Its global demand is expected to reach 342  billion cubic feet per day, or bcfpd, in 2015 from 298 bcfpd in 2007. Oil and gas pipeline companies are expanding their operations more »

  • One Company Poised to Benefit From the Shale Gas Boom

    By Awais Iqbal - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, KMP, OILT

    Oiltanking Partners (NYSE: OILT) is a midstream company that provides terminals, pipeline, storage and other related facilities to companies in the United States.

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    The above pie chart shows the revenue profile of the company. It makes all of its revenue from fixed-fee contracts. The largest chunk of revenue comes from the storage-service fees. Oil and gas producers, such as the exploration and production (E&P) companies, have 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 »

  • These MLPs Are Worth Your Attention (And Money)

    By Shmulik Karpf - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, VNR, WPZ

    When we search for value-creating companies, we always look for companies that have engaged in share buyback programs. The fewer shares out there, the more profit per share for us. What we don't want to see is management issuing new shares and thereby diluting our position in the company. But there's one exception to the rule and that exception is called Master Limited Partnerships, aka MLPs. 

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  • Can You "Bank" on MLPs?

    By David Mercer - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, EPD, LINE

    Recently, with the stock market soaring, investors are hungry for yield. This trend led many investors to consider master limited partnerships (MLPs) as their preferred investment vehicle, but are they right for you? To answer this question, we'll take a brief survey of few of the prominent MLPs and examine the merits of each.

    Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) is a favorite of mine. Most energy sector MLPs are based more »

  • Buy These 3 Creative Dividend Opportunities

    By Shmulik Karpf - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: NLY, ETP, GOV

    In a zero percent interest rate environment, everyone has become yield hungry - retirees especially. They must earn a satisfactory return on their funds, but that's very difficult to achieve in today's economic climate. On the one hand, they can go out and buy a world leader like Microsoft or Intel and earn an annual dividend paycheck roughly in the area of 3.5%. But that's too low more »

  • 3 Energy Stocks I'm Watching Now

    By Robert Zimmerman - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: COG, ETP, SD

    The next quarterly earnings season has begun and with it the perils and profits of capitalism come to the fore. With the advent of their earnings reports, here are three companies I’m watching closely.

    Great returns but a high multiple
    No question, Cabot Oil and Gas (NYSE: COG) delivered for its investors over the past 24 months. The stock rose from $20/sh to almost $70/sh. Results for more »

  • 3 Energy Stocks I'm Watching Now

    By Robert Zimmerman - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: COG, ETP, SD

    The next quarterly earnings season has begun and with it the perils and profits of capitalism come to the fore. With the advent of their earnings reports, here are three companies I’m watching closely.

    Great returns but a high multiple
    No question, Cabot Oil and Gas (NYSE: COG) delivered for its investors over the past 24 months. The stock rose from $20/sh to almost $70/sh. Results for more »

  • 3 Energy Stocks I'm Watching Now

    By Robert Zimmerman - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: COG, ETP, SD

    The next quarterly earnings season has begun and with it the perils and profits of capitalism come to the fore. With the advent of their earnings reports, here are three companies I’m watching closely.

    Great returns but a high multiple
    No question, Cabot Oil and Gas (NYSE: COG) delivered for its investors over the past 24 months. The stock rose from $20/sh to almost $70/sh. Results for more »

  • Can These Five Screen Stars Can Light Up Your Portfolio

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, FSC, NYMT, SWK, RGR

    Screeners are so much fun...more fun than Angry Birds and more profitable. Using the Motley Fool screener (found under the CAPS community tab at www.fool.com) I noodled around for stocks with 2% plus yield, at least 1% insider ownership, P/Es between 5 and 15, and revenue growth of at least 20% for the last three years.

    Eye-popping names

    In the mid-cap and big cap stocks only more »

  • A Value Play in Oil and Gas

    By Piyush Arora - March 27, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, EPD, PSX

    Oil-and-gas refiners benefit not only from high crude oil prices, but also from higher demand for refined petroleum products. Since Brent crude has been hovering at around the $110 mark, and US industrial production is rising, almost all major refiners in the US have had a profitable ride over the last year. This makes value picking in the industry difficult, but not impossible.

    Since last year's initial public offering 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 »

  • Not All Dividends Are Desirable

    By Robert Zimmerman - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, EXC, SDRL

    Dividend income plays an important part of retirement planning.  Large dividends attract attention from those smart enough not to rely on Social Security for their retirement income.  While I like big yields as much as anyone, I’ve learned the hard way investing in high-yield companies requires due diligence as much as investing in growth or value companies.  Below are three examples of high-yield companies that require some work before more »

  • Energy Companies Set to Report Soon

    By Damon Churchwell - February 18, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, ESV, HLX

    Please look into these three energy-related companies reporting this week:

    Helix Energy (NYSE: HLX)

    Helix will release fourth-quarter results before the bell on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Earlier this month, the company completed the sale of its oil and gas operation, netting $620 million in cash. Proceeds will be used partly to pay down long-term debt. Additionally, the company has agreements it reached in October 2012 to sell its remaining pipelay more »

  • Is Oneok the One for Investor’s Portfolios?

    By Ryan Guenette - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, EPD, KMP, OKS, WPZ

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As 2013 begins, I would like to focus on a prominent United States natural gas pipeline partnership: Oneok Partners LP (NYSE: OKS).

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    Strengths:

    • Steady Revenue Growth: In 2006, Oneok reported revenue of $4.71 billion; in 2011 more »
  • Members of the 7% Dividend Club

    By Robert Zimmerman - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: CLMT, ETP, LNCO, LINE

    Master limited partnerships offer investors high yields with potential tax advantages.  Yes, you have to report on your taxes several lines from a K-1 form, but considering MLP distributions may receive more favorable tax treatment than dividends from common stock, it may be worth the hassle.  Below, I’ll review three different MLPs in three different businesses  All pay over 7% in distributions, all have their assets and liabilities.

                          

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  • Top Dividend Stocks For The Ultimate Retirement Portfolio

    By Cagdas Ozcan - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: AHGP, ARLP, MO, FUN, CLF, DRI, EPB, EEP, ETP, GCI, INTC, LO, MRK, NRP, NTI, PBI, RAI, TCPC, TNH, WPZ

    Each one of us dream of sitting on our seats next to the fireplace talking to our grandchildren when we are retired, while our investments are filling our pockets. That is one sweet goal of every of us, and it is never unachievable. It's all about knowing where to invest for the latter part of your life.

    For me, one of the best ways of calculating fair value estimation more »

  • Two Pipelines for Dividends, One to Be Wary Of

    By Robert Zimmerman - January 31, 2013 | Tickers: EEP, ETP, EPD

    A growing problem for the growing North American oil business involves transportation.  Simply stated, oil production exceeds pipeline capacity.  While a problem for producers, this situation opens a big door for midstream pipeline companies and their investors.  Recently, Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE: EEP) and Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) responded to this pipeline bottleneck by expanding their joint venture Seaway Pipeline.  While these two companies collaborated on this pipeline, for more »

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