Suburban Propane Partners, L.P.

  • 3 Utilities With Sustainable 5% Dividend Yields

    By David Dierking - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: APU, FE, SPH

    While some people certainly invest in utilities for growth potential, many like them for their dividend yields. While money market funds are still yielding just several basis points and the rest of the fixed income market is struggling to provide meaningful yields as the Fed continues to keep rates low, some investors are turning to dividend paying stocks to fill in the income deficit.

    Utilities have the benefit of being more »

  • 3 Great Dividend Plays for Long-Term Growth

    By Brenda Johnson - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: AI, SPH, VOD

    Stocks that have a good dividend yield not only give you another path to increasing your assets, but also work well when you reinvest your dividends after each payout into the purchase of more shares.  This continually increases the worth of your overall portfolio, which is why many investment advisors recommend diversifying this way. Many slower-growing blue chip stocks pay good dividends and have a solid track record. Some stocks more »

  • Propane Picks: The Other Fossil Fuel

    By Reuben Brewer - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: APU, FGP, SPH

    The two most notable fossil fuel sources are oil and natural gas. Propane, a third common fossil fuel, is produced from both natural gas processing and crude-oil refining. It's used for far more than just back yard barbecues, and more aggressive income investors should get to know the industry well.

    The Barbecue

    The white container attached to gas barbecue grills is filled with liquefied propane. While it's hard more »

  • Will A New Purchase Set This Company Apart From Competitors?

    By Mike Thiessen - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: APU, FGP, SPH

    Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE: FGP) is continuing its wild acquisition spree with its purchase of privately held barbecue equipment distributor Mr. Bar-B-Q. The company has now made four sizable acquisitions within the past 12 months and appears poised to continue to expand its brand portfolio and geographic reach with this add-on strategy. However, the Mr. Bar-B-Q acquisition is somewhat notable due to the fact that the target does not have significant more »

  • Will A New Purchase Set This Company Apart From Competitors?

    By Mike Thiessen - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: APU, FGP, SPH

    Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE: FGP) is continuing on its wild acquisition spree with its purchase of privately held barbecue equipment distributor Mr. Bar-B-Q. The company has now made four sizable acquisitions within the past 12 months and appears poised to continue to expand its brand portfolio and geographic reach with this add-on strategy. However, the Mr. Bar-B-Q acquisition is somewhat notable due to the fact that the target does not have more »

  • This Natural Gas Distributor Is Growing

    By Damon Churchwell - February 26, 2013 | Tickers: ATO, SPH

    Southwest Gas (NYSE: SWX) is scheduled to report earnings on Feb. 28. In addition to its gas business, the company derives revenue from construction services. The company likely earned about $1.23 in the December quarter, versus $1.19 in the prior-year quarter. What differentiates SWX is its construction business, essentially a piping contracting unit serving utilities.

    Natural Gas Margins Improving

    Although natural gas prices are still weak, SWX is more »

  • A High Flying Utility Dividend

    By Jon Quast - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: APU, AT, CPL, GEN, SPH

    I've been trying to balance out my portfolio lately.  To do that I've been searching high and low, looking dividend payers in the utility sector.  Using a stock screener I looked for the five highest dividend payers in the utility sector with at least $1 billion in market cap.  These are the results I came up with:

    1. GenOn Energy (NYSE: GEN)
    2. Atlantic Power (NYSE: AT)
    3. Suburban Propane Partners more »
  • Is Inergy LP Back in Growth Mode?

    By Reuben Brewer - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: NRGY, SPH

    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.

  • Recent Insider Action in the Propane Market

    By Joshua Bondy - August 28, 2012 | Tickers: APU, FGP, SPH, UGI

    Looking at the actions of insiders is one of the best ways to confirm the direction of a company and its' future stock price. After the great recession of 2008 insiders bought and correctly played the rebound. As they have a first-hand look at the internal workings of their respective companies they have an advantage over the average retail investor. Currently the majority of insiders are selling.  Although they are more »