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EPD, ETP, MMP, WPZ: Which MLP Will Outperform Peers in 2018?

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Short Interest in Enterprise Products Partners Rose 4.7% Recently

Short interest in ETP

The short interest as a percentage of float in Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) stock is 1.8%, lower than 2.3% at the end of October 2017. The total number of Energy Transfer Partners shares shorted was ~19.8 million on November 15, 2017, 22.2% lower than the ~25.4 million shorted shares on October 31, 2017. The current short interest in Energy Transfer Partners is lower compared to an average of ~2.2% over the past five years.

Short Interest in Enterprise Products Partners Rose 4.7% Recently

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The above graph compares the short interest in Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP), Energy Transfer Partners, and Williams Partners (WPZ) since June 2017. As the graph shows, while the short interest as a percentage of float in both ETP and WPZ has been on a downward trend since June, the short interest in both EPD and MMP rose during this period.

Among the four MLPs, the short interest as a percentage of float is currently highest for MMP and lowest for WPZ.

Short interest in EPD

The short interest as a percentage of float in Enterprise Products Partners stock is 2.1%, higher compared to 2.0% at the end of October 2017. According to data released on November 27, 2017, the total number of Enterprise Products Partners shares shorted was ~29.9 million on November 15, 2017, 4.7% higher than the ~28.5 million shorted shares on October 31, 2017. The current short interest in EPD is higher compared to an average of ~1.2% over the past five years.

Short interest in MMP

The short interest as a percentage of float in Magellan Midstream Partners stock is 2.2%, higher compared to 2.1% at the end of October. The current short interest in Magellan Midstream Partners is on the higher side compared to an average of ~1.4% over the past five years.

The total number of Magellan Midstream Partners shares shorted was ~4.9 million on November 15, 2017, 2.2% higher than the ~4.8 million shorted shares on October 31, 2017.

Short interest in WPZ

The short interest as a percentage of float in Williams Partners stock is 1.6%, lower than the 1.7% at the end of October. The current short interest in Williams Partners is lower compared to an average of ~2.3% over the past five years. The total number of WPZ shares shorted was ~4.3 million on November 15, 2017, 5.4% lower than the ~4.5 million shorted shares on October 31, 2017.

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