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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

RECENT Income RESEARCH

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Weekly Recap: Analyzing MLPs in the Week Ending September 22

MLPs were weak despite crude oil gains in the week ending September 22. Crude oil rose above $50 per barrel and stayed there at the end of the week.

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Cheniere Energy Has Risen 1.6% in September: What’s Next?

In this series, we’ll find out whether Cheniere Energy can gain upward momentum from here.

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US Midstream Companies with the Largest Capital Spending Plans

Midstream companies’ capital spending picked up in 2017 due to ongoing projects, the postponement of 2016 capital spending, and the addition of new projects.

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Kinder Morgan: Weakness Continued in the Week Ending September 22

Kinder Morgan (KMI) fell 0.5% in the week ending September 22, 2017. In comparison, the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) rose 2.1%.

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Cybersecurity and Municipal Bonds

We are all potentially at risk of cyberattack – directly or indirectly. When it comes to municipalities, this may not always be obvious to the average state or city taxpayer.

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Analyzing Recent Changes in ONEOK’s Key Indicators

ONEOK is trading at dividend yield of ~5.3%—higher compared to ~2.6% for Kinder Morgan (KMI) and ~4.9% for Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP).

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These 10 MLPs Offer the Highest Yields

In this series, we’ll discuss the ten MLPs with the highest yields. We’ll compare the yields they offer, the reasons for the high yields, and if the yields are attractive considering the risks involved for each of these MLPs.

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Behind 4 Key MLP General Partners

The four MLP partners we’ll compare in this series are Energy Transfer Equity, Western Gas Equity Partners, Plains GP Holdings, and Williams Companies.

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Kinder Morgan Rose 1% in Strong Week for Energy Sector

Kinder Morgan (KMI) rose 1.1% in the week ended September 15, 2017.

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MLPs: What Drove Last Week's Up and Downs

MLPs had a strong start last week, driven by the crude oil rally. However, these gains were slightly offset by a decline on Friday.

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Calumet Specialty Products Has Doubled in 2017

Calumet Specialty Products Partners stock has nearly doubled in 2017. Its 50-day moving average crossed above its 200-day moving average at the end of June.

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Could Enable Midstream Partners Gain Momentum?

Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL) announced the signing of a merger agreement to acquire Align Midstream on September 12. In this series, we’ll assess whether ENBL could gain upward momentum.

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HCLP, EMES: Are Frac Sand MLPs Currently Attractive?

Emerge Energy Services (EMES) and Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP), which are frac sand MLPs, have fallen 45.0% and 60.0%, respectively, YTD (year-to-date).

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Weekly Wrap-Up: MLPs Weak Last Week amid Crude Oil Volatility

MLPs had a good start last week with a strong rally in crude oil prices. But they turned to losses during the latter half of the week on concerns over Hurricane Irma and a corresponding weakness in crude oil prices.

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Kinder Morgan Underperformed Peers Last Week

Kinder Morgan stock continued to trade below its 50-day moving average last week.

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Is This the Right Time for Buckeye Partners?

Buckeye Partners (BPL) has been one of the worst performing MLPs in recent months, hitting a new 52-week low of $54.60. But has recovered slightly since then.

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Weyerhaeuser: A Timberland REIT Standing up to Fire

Timberland REITs (real estate investment trusts) in the US don’t seem to be in doubt about their continued growth momentum in the near future.

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How Key Risks to Markets This Month Have Subsided

The key reason for the debt ceiling deal was to approve aid to Hurricane Harvey victims. A US government shutdown could have adversely impacted relief operations.

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WMB Recovered Slightly: Can It Gain Momentum?

William Companies (WMB) has recovered slightly after a weak August 2017, and it has risen 2.4% since last week. WMB has fallen 3.3% since the beginning of 2017.

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APU, FGP, SPH, and SGU: Analyzing Prospects for the Propane MLPs

Of the four propane distribution MLPs—AmeriGas Partners (APU), Ferrellgas Partners (FGP), Star Gas Partners (SGU), and Suburban Propane Partners (SPH)—only Star Gas Partners stock is in the green so far in 2017.

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