Today I searched for mid-cap stocks that are delivering strong profit margins and are expected to grow significantly in the next year. These stocks provide exciting opportunities and potential to outperform the market over the long term.
How to Find These Stocks
- Mid-cap stock
- Profit margin over the past 12 months of greater than or equal to 30%
- EPS growth in the next fiscal year forecasted at 30% or higher more »
In early May, two large master limited partnerships with extensive footprints in the booming North American shale gas industry agreed to a $7 billion merger that could have major implications for the entire sector. Kansas City-based Inergy (NYSE: NRGY) and Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE: CMLP) look poised to tie the knot by the end of the third quarter of 2013. Although some shareholders who are unhappy with the proposed more »
Penn Virginia Resource Partners (NYSE: PVR) is making a change from coal to natural gas pipelines. This shift coupled with the still weak coal market has left the market concerned about the limited partnership's distribution. Management, however, seems pretty confident that it won't be an issue.
Out with the Old
PVR's history in the coal industry dates back to 1882. Up until a few years ago, coal more »
At Inergy's (NYSE: NRGY) current price of $20.14, the stock yield’s a rather respectable 5.9%. The company has been paying varying amounts of dividends since at least 2002 and everything seems fine - until we take a closer look.
As shown in Table 1, Inergy’s total earnings over the past five years amount to $641 million and the net change in its long term debt was more »
On December 18th, 2012, Alerian announced that it was making a change to the Alerian MLP Index. It was a simple switch, bringing one company in and jettisoning another to make room. These types of changed happen all the time. However, the impact on the shares of the two companies involved was notable.
Companies often tout unlocking shareholder value when they announce spin offs and similar corporate actions. While there are different views on the ultimate benefit of such corporate moves, Phillips66's (NYSE: PSX) recently announced plan to spin off some of its midstream assets into a limited partnership (LP) certainly follows an industry trend. Is the company unlocking value for shareholders or just trying to cash in on a craze?
A recent acquisition at Inergy Midstream LP suggests that Inergy LP may be back on track to grow its business and distribution after a complex transition from a propane focused company to a midstream company.
I recently wrote an article – Strong & Sustainable Dividends – in which I argue that investors should look beyond the yield of a stock and determine whether or not the current dividend is actually sustainable. Basically, yields are sustainable if the offered payments to investors do not place unnecessary financial burdens on the company. In order to asses dividend sustainability, investors should looks at metrics such as cash flow, dividend growth and more »
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 »