Analyzing General Electric's 4Q17 Dividend

On December 9, 2017, General Electric, an industrial conglomerate, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on its outstanding common stock.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on December 13

On December 13, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.68% and closed the day at 3,303.04. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) fell 1.3% on December 12.

SCANA’s Nuclear Mess Continues to Push the Stock Down

The stock for SCANA (SCG), which is based in Cayce, South Carolina, is continuing to fall over its nuclear power plant issues. The stock fell more than 6% on December 11, 2017.

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How US Tax Reforms Could Impact the Healthcare Industry

The tax reform bills passed by the US House and Senate reduce the corporate tax rate from 35.0% to 20.0%. According to Credit Suisse, healthcare companies pay corporate taxes as high as 30.2%.


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).

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.

Kinder Morgan Underperformed Peers Last Week

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

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.

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.

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.

Weekly Wrap-Up: Most MLPs Ended in the Green Last Week

Most MLPs ended in the green last week, which ended on September 1, 2017, amid Hurricane Harvey and volatility in crude oil prices.

KMI Rose for the Second Week in a Row, Will the Momentum Sustain?

Midstream giant Kinder Morgan (KMI) rose 1% in the week ending September 1, 2017—broadly in line with the energy sector.

Institutional Activity in Major MLPs in 2Q17

In this series, we’ll be looking at the institutional activity of some major MLPs during 2Q17 and their recent analyst recommendations.

In-Depth Analysis of the Top 4 MLPs: EPD, ETP, WPZ, and MMP

How are the four biggest energy MLPs performing in the generally down MLP sector? How does their performance compare with others? Let’s take a look.

Weekly Wrap-Up: MLPs Recovered Slightly Last Week

MLPs recovered slightly in the week ending August 25—possibly due to an overcorrection in the first three weeks of the month.

Your Weekly MLP Wrap-Up: The Woes Continue

MLP (master limited partnership) weakness continued for the third-straight week of the month last week (ended August 18).

Analyzing Enterprise Products Partners’ Short-Term Indicators

Enterprise Products Partners has fallen 7% YTD. So far, it has outperformed AMLP. Enterprise Products Partners has fallen nearly 9% in the past month.

Could Williams Companies Gain Upward Momentum from Here?

Williams Companies (WMB), which entered positive territory at the end of July, couldn’t stay there for long. It has fallen 6.8% since the beginning of this year.

Looking Westward: Why Western Gas Partners Looks Attractive

In this series, we’ll assess Western Gas Partners’ (WES) attractiveness. We’ll look into its valuation, institutional ownership, technical indicators, and analyst recommendations.

Controversy in the Pipeline: The Top 5 Hot-Button Projects

Pipeline projects in the US have attracted a lot of attention in recent years.

What Investors Can Expect from Energy Transfer Equity

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) announced a public offering of 54 million common units on August 14. ETE, which owns the IDRs (incentive distribution rights) in ETP, is expected to benefit from the equity offering.

Calumet's Superior Refinery Sale: A Step in the Right Direction?

On August 14, 2017, Calumet Specialty Products Partners (CLMT) announced that it has agreed to sell its Superior, Wisconsin, refinery for $435.0 million.

Weekly Wrap-Up: MLP Sluggishness Continued Last Week

MLP sluggishness continued last week. The Alerian MLP Index, which tracks the performance of 50 energy infrastructure MLPs, ended the week 4.4% lower.

Why Kinder Morgan Fell 5.6% Last Week

The British Columbian government’s decision to join the battle against KMI’s Trans Mountain expansion project contributed to the recent fall in the stock.


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