NuStar Energy L.P.

  • Rounding Out Some Top Pipeline MLPs

    By Damon Churchwell - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: MPLX, NS, TLLP

    Master Limited Partnerships that transport and store oil and natural gas appear to be solid investments at this juncture. Oil prices could be on the rise for some time. Plus, the long-term outlook is positive, based on the planned increase in energy production within the U.S. Furthermore, as many investors have benefited from in the past, the units are great for income accounts, as they distribute about 100% of more »

  • 3 Energy Companies Offer Promising Returns

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: CLMT, EVEP, KMP, MDU, NS

    According to the Energy Information Administration estimates, the demand for oil will grow by 0.9 million barrels per day, or bpd, in 2013 and 1.2 million bpd in 2014. To meet this demand, the production of oil will rise by 0.6 million bpd in 2013 and 1.8 million bpd in 2014. With this production increase, it's anticipated the oil industry will increase revenue by 3 more »

  • Chuck Akre Is Bullish on Three New Businesses

    By Anh HOANG - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: AMX, MWE, NS

    Chuck Akre is one of the most outstanding and successful value investors in the world. In the past 20 years, he has managed to deliver an annualized return of 13.3%, beating the S&P 500’s annualized return of only 7.9%. In the first quarter 2013, he has initiated several new buys including NuStar Energy, L.P (NYSE: NS), America Movil SAB (NYSE: AMX) and MarkWest Energy Partners more »

  • Insiders Are Buying These Stocks Right Now

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: LOGI, NEM, NS, PM, BA

    Economic theory suggests that it is rational to diversify one’s wealth, and one application of this theory is that company insiders should not buy their employer's stock unless the expected gains are high enough and there's enough confidence to offset this incentive. Studies show a small amount of outperformance by stocks bought by insiders. We provide brief coverage of insider purchases so that investors can decide whether more »

  • Three Stock-Moving Calls that Make Little Sense

    By Brian Nichols - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: BKS, NS, WDAY

    Sometimes an analyst makes a call that stretches beyond reason, and I often wonder what reason goes into making such a call. On many occasions, these calls are simply “following the leader” behind other analysts, in an attempt to create mediocrity within the industry to satisfy the funds that employ such firms. In this piece, I am looking at three calls that fit into this category, all of which are more »

  • Cash-For-Stock Deal for US Based Storage Company

    By Mike Thiessen - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, NS, WWAY

    New Orleans-based liquid storage concern Westway Group (NASDAQ: WWAY) recently announced that it would agree to be taken private by buyout fund EQT Infrastructure II. The deal involves a simple cash-for-stock exchange: Once the deal is finalized, Westway shareholders will receive $6.70 per share in cash. All holders of in-the-money Westway options will be bought out at $1.70 per lot. Preferred stockholders will receive $6.79 per share more »

  • Insiders Are Buying These High Dividend Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: HTA, IRC, MFA, NMFC, NS

    We track insider purchases because stocks bought by insiders tend to outperform market indices (see our analysis of studies on insider trading). While this is somewhat interesting on its own, the relationship becomes considerably stronger (though it still does not work in many cases) when considering stocks that multiple insiders, or a “consensus” are buying (Read more about consensus insider purchases). We looked through our database of insider trading filings more »

  • Are the 5 Greatest Places to Work Good Investments?

    By Daniel Sparks - January 11, 2013 | Tickers: CPT, CHK, DWA, GOOG, NS

    Fortune's 2012 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For produced some interesting results. If sifted correctly, Fortune's lists can often reveal some interesting investment opportunities. In this article I'll take a look at the top five on the list and examine their investment prospects.

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)

    Market Cap P/E Price/Free Cash Flow Average Analyst Recommendation Industry
    $242.34B 23.1  19.2  Outperform more »
  • Good Dividend Stocks With Recent CEO Buys

    By Anh HOANG - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: FFIN, NS, VLY

    Income investors love the companies that have decent histories of paying dividends. In addition, we would feel much more confident if the insiders have been accumulating those companies’ shares recently. That is why I set up the screen for investment opportunities of historically consistent dividend payments and insider purchases combined. There are four main criteria for these companies: (1) market capitalization is greater than $1 billion, (2) minimum 10 years more »

  • Which Stocks are Insiders Buying this Week?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 24, 2012 | Tickers: AGCO, BBG, BRKR, NS, RAM

    Studies show that insider purchases tend to be bullish signs for a stock.  Because these purchases can be important signals for how a stock is going to do, we track insider buys so that investors can review these stocks further and see if any particular one might be a good investment for them as well. Here are five stocks that insiders have been buying recently. 

    The CEO of Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKRmore »)

  • 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 »

  • Does Employee Satisfaction Lead to Higher Stock Prices?

    By Arthur Pinkasovitch - February 1, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, DWA, GOOG, NTAP, NS

    A pleasant work environment encourages employee growth and loyalty to the company. One thing that I have learned throughout my professional experience is that from a management perspective there are few things worse for a company than losing its most talented and experienced staff. Although employee perks such as daily lunches, free childcare services and even complimentary on-site haircuts pose a substantial cost to a corporation, hypothetically they should promote more »

  • The Cheapest Midcap MLPs At The Market

    By DividendYields - December 8, 2011 | Tickers: CLMT, EROC, ETP, NS

    Dividend Investing is very popular. One special area that became more and more interesting over the years is master limited partnerships (MLPs). Investors like MLPs for their high yields and tax deferment, but they don’t pay taxes at the corporate level, so the tax burden then gets passed to the investor. Without getting into too much detail, because of the structure of the partnerships and the distributions, investors are more »