• Three High Dividend Stocks With High Earnings Growth

    By Shahida Humayun - August 10, 2013 | Tickers: KNOP, NTI, SDRL

    It is always nice to have a combination of high dividend and high growth stocks in one’s portfolio. Things get better if certain stocks possess both qualities. This article discusses three high dividend stocks, which also have high growth prospects over the next few years.

    Northern Tier Energy LP (NYSE: NTI) is an independent downstream energy limited partnership with refining, retail and pipeline operations in the United States. Northern more »

  • Risky Companies That Lack Diversification

    By Rupert Hargreaves - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: MNST, NTI, TNH

    Any investor will tell you that the key to long-term sustainable investment returns is through diversification. Diversification through stocks is one thing, but companies that are not diversified themselves are another.

    Companies that rely on only one production facility, one product or, one product line are exposing themselves to significant risks, such as the loss of a production facility, or boycotts and changing trends, all of which can quickly erase more »

  • Buy These Three Refiners for a Recovery in the Brent-WTI Spread

    By Rupert Hargreaves - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: HFC, NTI, PSX

    West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude has been on a roll recently, the benchmark is pushing highs of around $106 to $107 per barrel, but this trend could soon be over. Indeed, while the WTI oil benchmark is pushing to new highs, supply is only increasing and stockpiles continue to hover around multi-decade highs (although they have fallen back off highs seen earlier this year).

    In addition, oil production from non-OPEC more »

  • 3 Refiners With 3 Different Reasons for Investment

    By Rupert Hargreaves - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: HFC, NTI, PSX

    Refiners were in demand with investors last yea.  As a low oil prices pushed profit margins wider, investors reaped the benefits through special dividends and rising share prices.

    Now the market has cooled down, and for the bulls it could be a good time to jump back in. But the question is, where to invest?

    An MLP with a high yield

    What is interesting about Northern Tier Energy (NYSE: NTImore »)

  • Oil Prices Crashed but These Refining Stocks Are Still Hot

    By Jacob Wolinsky - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: ALJ, NTI, WNR

    Oil prices crashed recently as investors placed further bets on a slowing global economy, especially after what is happening in Europe and China. The black gold was down $3 a barrel for the month of April. The verdict may not be out as yet if the call regarding oil prices is correct, and instead of breaking heads about it, investors would do well to focus on undervalued plays which are more »

  • Is CVR Energy Overvalued?

    By Nikita Dugar - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: CVI, CVRR, NTI

    In 2012, legendary investor Carl Icahn bought more than an 80% stake in CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI) because he wanted to take the company private. Due to lack of potential buyers, however, he cancelled his plans. Since then, there's been no looking back for CVR, as shares have doubled in the last eight months.

    In January, CVR announced special-shareholder dividends worth approximately $480 million. About that time, and in more »

  • New MLP Hitting the Market Soon

    By Mike Thiessen - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: ALDW, NTI, PSX

    On Dec. 13, 2012 Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) announced it intends form a master limited partnership (MLP).  Management indicated it will file the required S-1 paperwork with the SEC early in 2Q13.  It is currently on schedule for a 2H13 IPO.

    MLP details

    The MLP is structured in the traditional way.  Phillips 66 would be the general partner, have incentive distribution rights and make quarterly distributions to unit holders.  It more »

  • Three Oil Companies Offering Excellent Dividends

    By Cagdas Ozcan - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: CLMT, COP, NTI

    Now that Hugo Chavez has passed away, people have begun to question the short and middle-term performances of oil prices. As you know, Venezuela is an OPEC member and known for its U.S. unfriendly politics. Although oil prices have shown a little distress shortly after Chavez's death, things are pretty normal now. There are a few factors that make Venezuela a minor figure in pricing oil. Venezuela’s more »

  • 5 Quality Energy MLP's for 2013 and Beyond

    By Brad Prigmore - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: CLMT, EPD, MMP, MPLX, NTI

    Outlook Remains Positive for 2013

    Energy Master Limited Partnerships started off exceptionally strong in 2013, although the main contributing factor could simply be a resolution to the fiscal cliff impasse and investors’ interpretation that the deal reduces MLP taxation risk. Despite this strong early year showing, I believe MLP's fundamentals remain solid for several factors. 

    • With low interest rates and paltry economic growth, MLP yields remain among the most more »
  • 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 »

  • Top High Yielding MLPs

    By Alex Bastardas - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: EROC, MCEP, NTI

    High yields can be found in MLPs (Master Limited Partnerships). Usually structured around a particular qualified business (often energy-related), MLPs do not pay a corporate income tax, as they pay pass profits on directly to the shareholders (technically unit-holders) on a quarterly basis. These payments, however, are not technically dividends--they are distributions, and as such have a special tax status. Unlike dividends, a large percentage of these distributions are considered more »

  • 24% Dividend Yield From Pure Play On Crude Oil Spreads

    By Mike Thiessen - January 10, 2013 | Tickers: MRO, NTI

    Northern Tier Energy (NYSE: NTI) is a variable rate MLP with a refinery in St. Paul Park, MN.  It can exploit the difference between WTI and “north of Cushing” crude, primarily from Bakken oil shale.  There is little to no organic growth opportunities so owning the shares is a bullish play on Mid Continent (MidCon) refining margins. Earnings and cash flow move in step with these margins along with dividends more »

  • IPOs Give Energy Investors More Choices

    By Eric Fox - October 9, 2012 | Tickers: FIVE, MRO, MPC, NTI, SMLP, SUSS, SUSP

    Northern Tier Energy (NYSE: NTI) is an energy company involved in various downstream businesses, including refining, pipelines, and retail marketing.  The company recently conducted an initial public offering (IPO) and offers a play on this sub-segment of the energy complex.  

    Initial Public Offering

    Northern Tier Energy IPO’d in July 2012, selling 18.68 million common units at $14 per share.  The company received net proceeds of about $245 million more »