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PAA, WMB, and OKE: Midstream Stocks Rose Last Week

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Midstream stocks rose

Midstream stocks were largely positive last week. Plains All American Pipeline (PAA), Williams Companies (WMB), and ONEOK (OKE) rose 2.5%, 2.3%, and 1.9%, respectively. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) rose 2.5% last week. Midstream stocks’ gains were supported by strong oil prices and strength in the broader markets. Crude oil prices rose ~4.4%, while the S&P 500 Index rose 2.9% last week.

To learn about the latest factors driving oil prices, read IEA Reveals a Big Surprise for Oil Bulls. The above graph compares the midstream stocks’ performances last week. Energy Transfer (ET) rose 1.6% last week. Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) rose 0.2%. To learn more about Enterprise Products Partners’ performance and prospects, read Enterprise Products Partners Stock Is Trading Range-Bound.

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Top gains and losses

Among the top losses in the MLP and midstream space, Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP) fell 10.9% last week. Andeavor Logistics (ANDX) fell 4.7%, while Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP) fell 4.2%.

Altus Midstream (ALTM) rose 17.1%, while Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) rose 14.9%. EQM Midstream Partners (EQM), Equitrans Midstream (ETRN), and EnLink Midstream (ENLC) were among the other top gains. They rose  8.4%, 8.0%, and 7.5%, respectively.

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