Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

Can Kohl’s Stock Pick Up Some Momentum?

Kohl’s (KSS) stock price has risen 1.8% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of December 12.


Why MLPs' Sluggishness Continued Last Week

MLPs’ sluggishness continued last week despite strong crude oil. The Alerian MLP Index (^AMZ), which tracks the performance of 50 energy MLPs, fell 1.2% last week.

What to Expect from Cheniere Energy in 3Q17

Wall Street analysts’ 3Q17 consensus revenue estimate for Cheniere Energy is $1.29 billion, which is 177.7% higher than the revenue in 3Q16.

MPLX Posted Strong 3Q17 Results, Distributions Rose 4%

MPLX (MPLX) reported its 3Q17 results on October 26. MPLX’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization rose 43.0% to $538.0 million from $375.0 million in 3Q16.

How Trump’s Tax Reform Could Both Help and Hurt MLPs and Their Investors

President Trump released a framework for his tax reform in late September. This nine-page document is what members of Congress will use to write the final legislation, and so it understandably lacks…

Will Enterprise Products Partners Report Higher 3Q17 Earnings?

Enterprise Products Partners is set to report its 3Q17 results on November 2, 2017. Analysts expect it to report an EBITDA of $1.37 billion for the quarter.

EnLink Midstream Partners: What to Expect in 3Q17

EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK) and EnLink Midstream (ENLC) are scheduled to release their 3Q17 earnings on October 31, 2017.

ONEOK Is Expected to Report Higher 3Q17 Earnings

ONEOK (OKE) is scheduled to report its 3Q17 results on October 31, 2017. On October 25, 2017, ONEOK declared a dividend of $0.745 per share.

What to Expect from Williams Partners’ 3Q17 Earnings Release

Williams Companies (WMB) and its MLP subsidiary, Williams Partners (WPZ), are scheduled to release their 3Q17 earnings on November 1. In this series, we’ll discuss WMB’s and WPZ’s 3Q17 estimates and performance.

Kinder Morgan's Fall and Price Target Cuts Last Week

Kinder Morgan (KMI) fell 1.8% last week (ended October 20), while Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) and ONEOK (OKE) fell ~4.3% and ~0.8%, respectively.

Charting Cheniere Energy's October Rise: What’s Next for LNG?

Cheniere Energy (LNG) has been on an upward trend for most of October, having risen 5.1% since the start of the month.

What to Expect from Western Gas Partners’ 3Q17 Earnings

Western Gas Partners (WES) and its GP (general partner) Western Gas Equity Partners (WGP) are scheduled to release their 3Q17 earnings on October 31, 2017.

What to Expect from Buckeye Partners’ 3Q17 Earnings Release

Buckeye Partners is scheduled to release its 3Q17 earnings on November 3, 2017. Wall Street analysts’ 3Q17 consensus EBITDA estimate is $271.5 million.

Analyzing EPD’s Indicators after 3Q17 Distribution Announcement

Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) recently announced a distribution increase for 3Q17. EPD is scheduled to report its 3Q17 results on November 2, 2017.

Top 10 MLPs Ranked Based on Total Returns

Crude oil prices began falling in 2Q14, driven by growing global crude supplies and weakened demand. In this series, we’ll look at the top ten MLPs based on their three-year total returns.

MLPs Were Weak despite Strong Crude Oil Last Week

MLPs were weak in the week ending October 13, 2017, after rising for two consecutive weeks. They were weak despite a recovery in crude oil prices.

Kinder Morgan Underperformed Its Peers Last Week

Kinder Morgan (KMI) fell 1.4% in the week ending October 13, 2017. Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) and ONEOK (OKE) rose nearly 0.5% for the week.

Analyzing Genesis Energy’s Distribution Cut

Genesis Energy (GEL), the Texas-based midstream MLP, shocked its investors with a distribution cut announcement on October 12, 2017.

Could Energy Transfer Equity Gain Upward Momentum?

Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) had a strong start to October. It had rallied 4.9% as of October 11, 2017.

Can Williams Companies Gain Upward Momentum?

William Companies has been underperforming the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) since the beginning of this month. Williams Companies has risen 0.5% in October.

Enterprise Products Partners' Distribution Growth Slowed Down

On October 12, 2017, Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) announced a 0.6% increase in its quarterly distribution for 3Q17.


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