Linn Co, LLC

  • Weak Prices have this Hedged Producer over the Barrel

    By Peter Horn - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: BRY, LNCO, LINE, OKS

    Linn Energy’s (NASDAQ: LINE) current predicament is a conservative investor’s worst nightmare. This is after all, a company often bought for long-term income and preservation of capital. Linn sports an excellent track record of value creation, but keeping up growth is becoming more and more of a challenge. Recent events starkly highlight the depth of that problem. One obvious cure for what ails Linn is closure of the more »

  • Why is This MLP an Opportunity for Investors?

    By Mike Thiessen - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: DVN, LNCO, LINE

    Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN), an independent oil and gas exploration company focused on U.S. and Canadian assets, is planning on spinning off its natural gas gathering and processing assets in Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming into a midstream MLP (Master Limited Partnership) to be filed in Q3 2013 for an initial public offering contingent on market conditions.

    Devon will be the general partner of the MLP, and Devon will use more »

  • The Ghost of Charles Ponzi Haunts Linn Energy

    By J.A. Graham - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: BRY, KMP, LNCO, LINE

    There has been a lot of bad press for master limited partnerships and energy limited liability corporations over the past five months. Barron’s initiated a series of articles starting in February criticizing Linn Energy’s (NASDAQ: LINE) accounting. That has escalated into increasing short interest and countless sensational accusations, including Linn Energy as a Ponzi scheme, since an informal U.S. Securities and Exchange investigation was announced in early more »

  • The Lesson of Linn

    By Dana Blankenhorn - July 6, 2013 | Tickers: BRY, LNCO, LINE

    Don't play poker with a guy named Doc. Don't eat at a place called Mom's. And don't make big bets on stuff you don't understand.

    That's the lesson of Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE).

    Linn fell hard this week after admitting that the SEC was investigating its accounting  and its proposed acquisition of another exploration company, Berry Petroleum (NYSE: BRY). The company had a deal more »

  • Is The Linn-Berry Merger in Trouble?

    By Bob Ciura - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: BRY, LNCO, LINE

    Note: This article incorrectly referenced June 2 as the date of the sell-off of Linn Energy's stock. The actual date was July 2. This has been corrected below.

    The planned merger between Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) and Berry Petroleum (NYSE: BRY) has been eagerly anticipated by investors for many months. Berry Petroleum shareholders will receive a healthy premium for their shares, and Linn investors get to see their company 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 »

  • Tale of the Tape: Insider Buying at Three Large Companies

    By John Macris - June 16, 2013 | Tickers: AOL, CUK, LNCO, LINE

    One of my weekly rituals as an investor is to review insider activity through the SEC Form 4 filings. Corporate executives and board members (“insiders”) are required to fully disclose their stock purchases pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

    Individual investors can benefit greatly from studying insider activity. Whether you are taking a sector view or considering an individual company, learning more »

  • Attractive MLPs Are Everywhere

    By Bob Ciura - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, LNCO, LINE

    Ongoing fear of higher interest rates resulting from tapering by the Federal Reserve, whereby our central bank would wind down its policy of aggressive bond purchases, has served as a major drag on certain market sectors over the past few weeks.

    One sector being hit particularly hard on the possibility of higher interest rates in the near future is the energy sector, and more specifically, oil and gas Master Limited more »

  • Make an extra 5% on Linn Energy

    By Siddharth Dalal - June 1, 2013 | Tickers: BRY, LNCO, LINE

    I have been following the prices of LinnCo (NASDAQ: LNCO) and Berry Petroloeum (NYSE: BRY) for the last few months. LinnCo is basically a holding company for shares of Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) and a means to invest in Linn Energy without the hassles of a K1.

    Linn Energy expects to merge with Berry Petroleum, with the deal closing in the third quarter, a delay from the original expected close more »

  • Natural Gas Exports: Who Might Win?

    By Robert Zimmerman - April 28, 2013 | Tickers: CQP, LNG, GLOG, LNCO, LINE

    The Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions analyzed the impact of American natural gas exports. According to its report, Deloitte believes exporting 6 billion cubic feet a day will cause natural gas prices to increase 15 cents per million BTUs, or 3.75%. For exporters, this spells opportunity. By the time gas is liquefied, exported, and then regassified, it costs about $9/mmBTU. Despite these costs, exporting gas could produce more »

  • 3 Dividend Payers I'm Watching Now

    By Robert Zimmerman - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CLMT, LNCO, LINE, SDRL

    As earnings season begins, it’s time once again to review investments. Certainly, one should not live and die on one earnings report. However, it behooves investors to mind their holdings. These three companies pay big dividends and show up on my radar screen.

    Deep sea drilling with modern rigs?
    2012 saw a record high new oil finds in deepwater (over 4000 ft). A case can be made for offshore more »

  • 3 Dividend Payers I'm Watching Now

    By Robert Zimmerman - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CLMT, LNCO, LINE, SDRL

    As earnings season begins, it’s time once again to review investments. Certainly, one should not live and die on one earnings report. However, it behooves investors to mind their holdings. These three companies pay big dividends and show up on my radar screen.

    Deep sea drilling with modern rigs?
    2012 saw a record high new oil finds in deepwater (over 4000 ft). A case can be made for offshore more »

  • 3 Dividend Payers I'm Watching Now

    By Robert Zimmerman - April 15, 2013 | Tickers: CLMT, LNCO, LINE, SDRL

    As earnings season begins, it’s time once again to review investments. Certainly, one should not live and die on one earnings report. However, it behooves investors to mind their holdings. These  three companies pay big dividends and show up on my radar screen.

    Deep sea drilling with modern rigs?
    2012 saw a record high new oil finds in deepwater (over 4000 ft). A case can be made for offshore more »

  • A Value Play in Oil and Gas

    By Piyush Arora - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: BRY, LNCO, LINE

    Investing in high-income growth stocks has always been a solid strategy, but investing in MLPs, or Master Liability Partnerships, is an even better approach. Companies that generate steady cash flows opt for an MLP status, which saves them the hassle of double taxation while unit holders get the bulk of the earnings. Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) is one such company, and its hefty yield of 7.6% makes it a more »

  • Natural Gas Suppliers Will Benefit from Rising Prices

    By Nihar Patel - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, LNCO, LINE

    I was worried about rising natural gas prices for companies that make products trying to unseat oil’s dominant position, but the flip side of that is the benefit to the suppliers. One of the great things about investing is that a problem in one place can mean opportunity in another. The companies could only go for the easiest, aka cheapest, gas available. If the natural gas price trend continues more »

  • A Value Play in Oil and Gas

    By Piyush Arora - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: BRY, LNCO, LINE

    Investing in high-income growth stocks has always been a solid strategy, but investing in MLPs or Master Liability Partnership is an even better strategy. Companies that generate steady cash flows opt for an MLP status, which saves them the hassle of double taxation and unit holders get the bulk of its earnings. Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) is one such company, and its hefty yield of 7.64% makes it a more »

  • Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP: New MLP, Huge Potential Payout

    By Brad Prigmore - March 9, 2013 | Tickers: LNCO, LINE, MCEP

    Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP (NASDAQ: MCEP) is a Delaware limited partnership formed in July 2011 to own, operate, acquire, exploit and develop producing oil and natural gas properties in North America, with a focus on the Mid-Continent region of the United States. The management team has significant industry experience with waterflood projects, or hydraulic fracturing often called "fracking."  As a result operations focus primarily on enhancing the development of producing more »

  • Good News from Great Companies

    By Robert Zimmerman - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: COG, DVN, LNCO, LINE, WPZ

    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) reported its 4Q 2012 and it beat analysts’ expectations with a stick. Expectations had been bearish, but any concerns were crushed by Cabot earning 27 cents a share, well over the 22 cents a share consensus. More good news came from the natural gas reserves front. Cabot reported its 2012 year end reserves increased 27% over 2011. And that growth was all organic. Gas production more »

  • To Drill or Refine? Good Ways to Collect Big Dividends

    By Robert Zimmerman - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: CLMT, LNCO, LINE, SDRL

    The boom in US energy production creates an income opportunity for retirees and those smart enough to plan ahead for retirement.  With Social Security projecting benefit cuts and facing insolvency in 2033, Americans need to take care of their retirement income themselves.  Below are three energy companies that can help Americans achieve a measure of financial independence.

    Did you catch them in the movie “Safe Haven?”

    Even if you didn more »

  • Linn Energy is a Buy After Berry's Acquisition

    By Anh HOANG - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: BRY, LNCO, LINE

    Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) has just announced that it will boost its oil reserves in several states in the US by acquiring Berry Petroleum (NYSE: BRY) for about $2.5 billion in stock, with a total deal value of $4.3 billion, including debt. Does the deal overvalue or undervalue Berry Petroleum? Is Linn a good buy after this deal?

    Deal Structure

    With a total deal value of $4.3 more »

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