Williams Partners L.P.

  • Curving Future Profits in the Oil & Gas Distribution Business

    By Victor Selva - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: BPL, TCP, WPZ

    The oil and gas sector remains strong and offers opportunities to those willing to take them. Williams Partners (NYSE: WPZ) faces the challenge of success in new markets. Meanwhile, TC Pipelines (NYSE: TCP) has to renegotiate long-term contracts. Last, Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) is turning operating margins by focusing on logistics solution in the gas sector.

    Curving the gulf

    Enrolled in the gathering, processing, and transporting of gas, Williams, has more »

  • These MLPs Are Worth Your Attention (And Money)

    By Shmulik Karpf - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, VNR, WPZ

    When we search for value-creating companies, we always look for companies that have engaged in share buyback programs. The fewer shares out there, the more profit per share for us. What we don't want to see is management issuing new shares and thereby diluting our position in the company. But there's one exception to the rule and that exception is called Master Limited Partnerships, aka MLPs. 

    What are more »

  • Master Limited Partnerships With Upside Potential

    By Wes Patoka - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, MWE, WPZ

    Energy partnerships are great ways to gain exposure to America’s energy boom. These newly unlocked sources of energy are helping many sectors of the economy, none more so than the companies that transport and move natural gas and oil. There are three small Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) that are benefiting greatly from downstream applications of natural gas and processing.

    Small but steady

    MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE: MWE) has a more »

  • Jim Cramer: Invest Like the Ridiculously Rich in High-Yielding Stocks

    By Karin Hernandez - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: EPD, HTA, KMP, WPZ

    Two weeks ago, when commenting on both the newest Powerball millionaire ($590 million, still unclaimed as of this writing) and David Karp’s sale of Tumblr to Yahoo!, Jim Cramer noted that when one has that kind of money, investment goals can be substantially different than those for ordinary people.

    People who are that rich don’t need to invest for growth – merely for preservation. They don’t need to more »

  • Elite Hedge Fund BAM’s Best First-Quarter Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: CBI, CTXS, GE, PENN, WPZ

    Dmitry Balyasny's Balyasny Asset Management (BAM) is one of the 500 elite hedge funds we track at Insider Monkey, and for good reason. Its 13F equity portfolio returned at least 14 percentage points in just one quarter alone last year, and this year, many of its stock positions are intriguing, to say the least. Now, in case you aren’t aware, there are material advantages that can be gained more »

  • Betting on Hydrocarbon Infrastructure

    By Marshall Hargrave - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: KMI, OKE, WMB, WPZ

    For investors looking to play the natural gas industry, some of the best companies are in the oil and gas transport industry. The Energy Information Administration expects U.S. liquid fuels consumption to increase by 0.1% in 2013, after falling 2.1% in 2012. Part of what will drive this is the expected rise in demand for natural gas liquids (NGLs). 

    There are a number of pipeline companies that more »

  • 3 Excellent Dividend-Paying Large Caps

    By Anthony Parsons - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: NLY, EXC, WPZ

    In articles that I wrote at the end of last year and at the very beginning of this year, I provided various discussions of dividend stocks. This article will take a look at some good performing stocks that were highlighted in one of those articles. It will look at how and why the price has gone up since those articles, what dividend the stocks currently pay, and potential catalysts for more »

  • Building a Solid Income Growth Portfolio: Part 1

    By Piyush Arora - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, WMB, WPZ

    Mater Liability Partnerships, or MLPs, generally have steady cash flow and distribute the bulk of earnings to their unit holders. Since MLPs aren't required to pay taxes on their income, they sport a 5% to 8% yield, which is backed by their consistent cash flows. However, the downside is that MLPs generally don’t have much growth potential and investors have to pay taxes on the distributions. But for more »

  • 3 Big Players in the Oil & Gas Sector

    By Victor Selva - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: ACMP, CHK, SNP, KMI, WMB, WPZ

    The oil and gas business is one of the most profitable in the planet. Some major players offer specific services and products and, therefore, interesting investment prospects. In this article we will examine Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) and Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) so as to elucidate how profitable they can be for investors.

    A bet on the natural gas 

    Independent oil and gas company Chesapeake Energy 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 »

  • Should You Invest in Shale Gas in Appalachia?

    By Nate Wooley - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, GPOR, HES, MWE, WPZ

    Unless you, as an investor, have been willfully blind, America is undergoing somewhat of an energy renaissance lately. The growth of the natural gas sector has made for a better forward-looking energy outlook for the country and that should make it easier for people to get ahead. Possibly, even in some areas of the country where most boom times just pass right on by.

    In this case I'm discussing more »

  • Is Oneok the One for Investor’s Portfolios?

    By Ryan Guenette - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: ETP, EPD, KMP, OKS, WPZ

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As 2013 begins, I would like to focus on a prominent United States natural gas pipeline partnership: Oneok Partners LP (NYSE: OKS).

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    • Steady Revenue Growth: In 2006, Oneok reported revenue of $4.71 billion; in 2011 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 »

  • A Pipeline to Financial Success?

    By Ryan Guenette - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: EPB, ETP, EPD, KMP, WPZ

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. As the new year draws to a close, I would like to pinpoint a leading pipeline transportation and energy storage company, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP).

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    • Dividend: At the moment, Morgan pays out quarterly dividends more »
  • Will This Company Pump Some Profits into Investor’s Portfolios?

    By Ryan Guenette - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: EPD, KMP, WPZ

    A SWOT analysis is a look at a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and is a tremendous way to gain a detailed and thorough perspective on a company and its future. Fresh off breaking to the downside of the 200 day moving average for the second time in two months, I would like to pinpoint on one of the largest pipelines companies in the world, Enterprise Products Partners more »

  • 2 Picks to Unlock Shareholder Value

    By Piyush Arora - November 28, 2012 | Tickers: KMI, KMP, WMB, WPZ


  • Five MLPs to Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: BPL, ETP, MMP, PAA, WPZ

    Master Limited Partnerships (MLP's) are companies with ownership structures such that each shareholder is a partner, and is typically entitled to distributions equal to his or her proportional net income. Accordingly, limited partners, or shareholders, usually receive generous yields on their investments. 

    Because their revenues are derived from natural resources, oil and natural gas pipeline operators are often organized as MLPs. If you are an income-seeking investor who is more »

  • Acquisitions Look to Bolster This Dividend Giant's Yield

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - November 9, 2012 | Tickers: ETE, ETP, EPD, RGP, WPZ

    Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE: ETE) is one of the largest publicly traded master limited partnerships ın the market. The company has several cash generating assets under its umbrella. Most assets are centered upon midstream growth in major natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquid development areas. The company holds the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights of Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP). It owns approximately 52.5 more »

  • Another Productive Quarter from this MLP

    By Matthew DiLallo - November 4, 2012 | Tickers: ETE, ETP, EPD, KMP, WPZ

    Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) reported another solid quarter, but that’s to be expected from the company.  They continue to push for more of their business to be fee-based, which takes away a lot of the commodity induced volatility.  Below are some highlights from the quarter:

    Distributable Cash Flow

    The most important metric for Enterprise and their MLP peers is their distributable cash flow.  For the quarter they reported more »

  • Making Money from Passing Gas

    By Robert Zimmerman - November 1, 2012 | Tickers: COG, EPB, XCO, KMI, WPZ

    Natural gas, that is.

    Below is my favorite chart regarding the US natural gas industry.  

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    That big blue wedge labeled “shale gas,” to me really spells O-P-P-O-R-T-U-N-I-T-Y.  So how do you make money on America’s growing shale gas industry?  Certainly, investing in natural gas producers is one strategy. However, not all natural gas producers are created equal.  EXCO Resources (NYSE: XCO) has been clobbered over the past two years more »

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