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    Will Energy Transfer Equity Build on Last Week’s Gains This Week?

    Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) recently went below its 50-day simple moving average driven by the decline in the last two trading sessions of last week.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Short Interest in ETE Could Mean Bearish Sentiment

    Short interest in Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) as percentage of its float ratio has risen to 7.4%.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    Why Sunoco Logistics Revised Its 2015 Capital Expenditure Targets

    Sunoco Logistics (SXL) will share the proportionate capital expenditure in the Bakken Pipeline project. This led SXL to revise its capital expenditure for 2015.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    Enterprise Products Is Expected to Increase Distributions in 2015

    Enterprise Products trades at a distribution yield of ~4.9%. One of the reasons for EPD’s relatively lower distribution yield might be its distribution coverage ratio.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Williams Companies’ Valuation Has Been on the Rise

    Williams Companies’ forward EV-EBITDA multiple, which is based on the current fiscal quarter’s EBITDA estimates, is 13.1x.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Why price differential and rail competition challenge Bakken

    Although pipelines are the cost-effective way to transport crude oil, they require huge initial investment and are often impeded by regulations from the government agencies.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    What to Expect from Energy Transfer Partners in Q2 2018

    The Crude Oil Transportation and Services segment was Energy Transfer Partners’ (ETP) top performing segment in the first quarter.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Sunoco Logistics Could Benefit from Liquids Integration

    SXL has remained bullish on its NGL growth story, which has been supported by strong NGL supply growth from the liquids-rich Marcellus and Utica Shales.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy Transfer Partners: Sharp Decline in Crude Oil Prices

    The one-year correlation coefficient between Energy Transfer Equity and crude oil was 0.49 as of July 11.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    What Might Cap Rising Crude Oil Prices?

    The US crude oil (USO) supply includes domestic production and imports. The supply gets consumed as inputs to refineries and exports.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    What Does Rising Natural Gas Production Mean for Energy MLPs?

    According to the US EIA (Energy Information Administration), US natural gas production averaged 73.6 Bcf/d (billion cubic feet per day) in 2017.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Traders Are Most Bearish about These Midstream Stocks

    On December 12, 2016, EnLink Midstream (ENLC) had a short-interest-to-equity float ratio of 9.5%, the highest among all the midstream companies that are part of the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Why Sunoco Logistics has significant plans for the Permian Basin

    Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL) is a master limited partnership (or MLP). Its Crude Oil Pipelines segment transport 4,900 miles of crude oil, primarily in Oklahoma and Texas.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETE, EPD, KMI, and WMB: What the Current Valuations Indicate

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) is currently trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of nearly 11.4x. This is much lower than its five-year average multiple of nearly 17.4x.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETE Announced Financing to Support ETP: Key Highlights

    Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) announced a $568 million private placement with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) on January 9, 2017.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Rising Treasury Yields behind the Higher MLP Yields?

    The Alerian MLP Index is trading at a yield of ~7.9%, which is ~5% higher than US ten-year Treasury yields.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Midstream companies withstand falling energy prices, for now

    Companies in the midstream sector don’t have direct exposure to falling energy prices. At least, not in the immediate term.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy Transfer’s Strong Growth Continued in Q4 2018

    Energy Transfer (ET) released its fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 earnings yesterday.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Bearish Midstream Stocks: Do You Own Them?

    In the past three months, EnLink Midstream has risen 8.9%, while its short-interest-to-equity-float ratio has risen 30.9%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    What Analysts Recommend for ETP and ETE ahead of the 3Q17 Results

    Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters, 71.0% recommend a “buy” for Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), and the remaining 29.0% of analysts recommend “hold.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Kinder Morgan: Analysts Cut the Target Price Last Week

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) stock is trading 7% and 9% below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Enbridge Stock Fell 5.9% Due to Pipeline Delay, Downgrades

    On March 4, Enbridge (ENB) fell 5.9% due to the expected delay in its Line 3 Replacement project.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Midstream Stocks Offer Yields above 7%

    Let’s take a look at midstream stocks trading at attractive yields. The stocks have a market capitalization of over $5 billion and yields over 7.0%.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

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

    Last week, Plains All American Pipeline (PAA), Williams Companies (WMB), and ONEOK (OKE) rose 2.5%, 2.3%, and 1.9%, respectively.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Cheniere Energy’s Commodity Price Exposure

    The correlation between Cheniere Energy’s stock price and crude oil (USO) resulted in a correlation coefficient of 0.87 during the past year.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Energy Transfer Partners’ Earnings Are on the Rise

    Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) reported adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) of $1.9 billion in 4Q17.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kinder Morgan Cuts Dividends by 75%

    Kinder Morgan (KMI), the midstream energy giant, announced a ~75% quarterly dividend cut in its annual outlook release for 2016 on Tuesday.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    MLPs Have Outperformed Broader Markets So Far in 2019

    Top MLP and midstream stocks have performed strongly so far in 2019. Stocks surged across the board.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Why Only 9 MLPs Ended in the Green Last Week

    Alon USA Partners (ALDW), a downstream MLP involved in crude oil refining and refined products marketing, was the top MLP gainer last week.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Must-know: Why is Regency’s acquisition of PVR Energy important?

    Gas prices may be low now, but long-term gas drilling is here to stay in North America Currently, natural gas prices are relatively depressed, and short-term natural gas drilling activity on the whole doesn’t appear to be rising (see Why natural gas rigs aren’t likely to rise much through year-end). However, Regency’s purchase of PVR […]

    By Ingrid Pan
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    Why DCP Midstream Partners’ Coverage Ratio Could Increase

    DPM has substantial liquidity of $1.25 billion under its revolver credit facility. With a current debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 3.3x and a TTM coverage ratio of 1.1x, DPM has a cushion for raising fresh capital.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Five High-Dividend Stocks You Should Watch

    Let’s take a look at five stocks that are trading with high dividend yields and the risks involved with each.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Three MLPs for Income Investors

    There’s a widespread consensus that the worst is over for the MLP sector. Savvy investors seem to be willing to give the sector a second chance.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing Trends in Top Midstream Companies’ Price Targets

    Six out of the top ten midstream companies currently have a lower mean price target than they had a year ago.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    MLPs Recovered Slightly amid Strong Crude Oil Gains

    US crude oil rose 8.6% last week and ended at $67.4 per barrel. Geopolitical tension increased due to the crisis in Syria.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy Transfer Equity Is Underperforming AMLP in 2018

    Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) has gained 3.3% since the beginning of 2018. The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP), which is comprised of 25 energy MLPs has risen 7.8%.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: Regency’s recent acquisitions

    On March 21, Regency closed its acquisition with PVR Partners. The combination creates a fully integrated midstream partnership platform by further expanding Regency’s position in the Appalachia Basin.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    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.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Is Kinder Morgan a ‘Buy’ Ahead of Its Q1 Results?

    Around 76% of Reuters-surveyed analysts have rated Kinder Morgan (KMI) as a “buy” or a “strong buy” as of April 9.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    What Drove Energy Transfer’s Q3 2018 Earnings

    Energy Transfer (ET) reported its third-quarter earnings last week. Despite its strong performance, the stock has fallen more than 6% since then.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Commodity Prices Impact Midcoast Energy’s Operations

    Midcoast Energy Partners’ (MEP) natural gas throughput volumes fell in 2Q15 compared to 1Q15 and 2Q14. The decrease was primarily due to the low commodity price environment for natural gas and NGLs.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    ETP, EEP, DM: MLP Sector Mergers Continue in Third Quarter

    There were quite a few MLP merger announcements in the third quarter.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Analysts’ Views on Cheniere Energy Ahead of 3Q16 Results

    Analysts’ ratings for Cheniere Energy In this article, we’ll look at what Wall Street analysts recommend for Cheniere Energy (LNG) ahead of its 3Q16 earnings announcement. 72.7% of analysts rate Cheniere Energy a “buy,” 18.2% rate it a “hold,” and the remaining 9.1% rate it a “sell.” The median broker target price of $52.50 for […]

    By Kurt Gallon
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    How Do Analysts View Energy Transfer Equity?

    At a broad level, 50.0% of analysts rate Energy Transfer Equity as a “hold,” 41.7% rate it as a “buy,” and the remaining 8.3% rate it as a “sell.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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    MLPs Rallied despite Crude Oil’s Weakness Last Week

    MLPs rallied despite crude oil’s weakness last week. The Alerian MLP Index (^AMZ) rose 2.7% during the week and ended at 269.1.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Capital Projects Should Fuel Enterprise Products’ Earnings Growth

    Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) spent $1.2 billion on capital projects in the first quarter.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    What Do Analysts Recommend for Kinder Morgan?

    Currently, ~52.6% of analysts rate Kinder Morgan a “buy,” ~42.1% rate it a “hold,” and ~5.3% rate it a “sell.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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    What Do Analysts Recommend for WMB and WPZ?

    On a broader level, 57.1% of analysts rate Williams Companies as a “buy,” 35.7% rate it as a “hold,” and 7.2% rate it as a “sell.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy Transfer Partners, Sunoco Logistics Announced Stake Sale

    Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics Partners both surged by 8.4% in the two trading sessions following their 2Q16 earnings announcements.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Why the Permian Basin is a key focus for Magellan Midstream Partners

    Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) has made significant investments in pipelines in the Permian region to deliver crude oil from the Permian Basin in west Texas to markets along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Analyst Ratings: WMB Has the Most ‘Buys,’ WGP the Most ‘Holds’

    In this article, we’ll look at the analyst recommendations for the four peers in this series. Let’s start with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE).

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy Transfer Rose ~10% on December 26: What Indicators Suggest

    Energy Transfer (ET) stock was one of the top gainers among energy midstream giants on December 26.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    What Analysts Recommend for ETP and ETE ahead of Q2 Earnings

    Of Wall Street analysts surveyed by Reuters, 74.0% of analysts rate ETE as a “buy” and the remaining 26.0% rate it as a “hold” as of July 28.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETP, EEP, and WPZ: Are the Attractive Yields Worth the Risk?

    ETP trades at a yield of 11.6% Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is currently trading at a distribution yield of 11.6%. ETP’s 2Q16 distribution coverage stood at 0.91x. A coverage ratio below 1 remains a matter of concern for investors. During the 2Q16 earnings call, ETP CEO Kelcy Warren said, “But it is our intention that […]

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The MLP-Treasury Yield Spread Contracted Marginally in Q3

    The yield spread between the Alerian MLP Index yield and the US ten-year Treasury yield contracted to 5.0% at the end of Q3 from 5.1% at the end of Q2.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Why Did Williams Partners Surge in the Past Month?

    Williams Partners (WPZ) has returned -0.2% since the beginning of 2016. But it has rallied 55.9% in the past one month.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    An introduction to the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Index

    AMZI is an index that consists of the top ~25 American energy infrastructure MLPs, which primarily engage in energy commodity transport and processing.

    By Manas Chowgule, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Army Corps to Begin Environmental Study of Energy Transfer’s DAPL

    DAPL is part of the $4.8 billion Bakken Pipeline project to move crude oil from the Bakken Shale formation to Gulf Coast refineries.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    The Biggest MLP Losses Last Week

    Sprague Resources (SRLP), which is involved in refined products and natural gas terminalling and marketing, recorded the biggest loss last week.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    MLPs Recovered Slightly in the Week Ending August 25

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

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy Transfer Partners Has Lost 2.1% in May: Can It Recover?

    Recently, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) merged with Sunoco Logistics Partners. Energy Transfer Partners has lost 2.1% since the beginning of May.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind ETP’s, EEP’s, BPL’s, and SUN’s High Yields

    After a 6.3% fall on March 15, 2018, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is trading at a distribution yield of ~13.6%.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy Transfer Duo Offers High Upside Potential

    Energy Transfer Partners and Energy Transfer Equity are among the top midstream companies that offer high upside potentials.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    KMI, EPD, ETE, and OKE: Key Midstream Rating Updates

    Credit Suisse gave a “neutral” rating to Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP), ONEOK (OKE), and Sunoco (SUN).

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Outflows Last Week

    Flows into investment-grade bond funds (LQD) were negative in the week ending June 17. This was the second consecutive week witnessing outflows.

    By David Ashworth
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    What’s Hampering Energy Transfer’s Recent Performance?

    Despite solid earnings growth in the last several quarters, Energy Transfer’s (ET) performance has failed to pick up.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy Transfer acquires Regency Energy Partners for $18 billion

    On January 26, a Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) unit lost ~6.4%. A Regency Energy Partners (RGP) unit, meanwhile, gained ~5% to finish at $24.93.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    What Analysts Are Recommending for Williams Companies

    At a broader level, 60.0% of analysts rate Williams Companies (WMB) a “buy,” 26.7% rate it a “hold,” and the remaining 13.3% rate it a “sell.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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    KYN, TYG, CEM: How MLP Closed-End Funds Have Performed in 2018

    The Kayne Anderson MLP/Midstream Investment Company (KYN) has generated YTD returns of -3.5%.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Williams Partners Got Upgrade after Financial Repositioning

    Williams Partners (WPZ) was upgraded by Raymond James from “market perform” to “strong buy” last week.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Expected Increases in Oil, Gas Production: A Positive for MLPs

    US drilling activity in February 2017 US drilling activity stayed strong in major shale plays in February 2017, driven by the slight recovery in commodity prices and the decline in drilling costs with the usage of efficient drilling methods. According to recent Baker Hughes (BKI) rig data, the US rig count rose for the seventh […]

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Last Week’s Worst-Performing MLPs

    Upstream MLPs including EV Energy Partners (EVEP), Mid-Con Energy Partners (MCEP), and Legacy Reserves (LGCY) were among the top MLP losers last week.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Why MLPs Saw a New 52-Week Low Last Week

    MLPs went through some carnage last week. The Alerian MLP Index (^AMZ), which tracks the performance of 50 energy MLPs, saw a new 52-week low of 258.45.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Introducing the UBS ETRACS Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETN AMZIX

    The UBS ETRACS 1x Monthly Short Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return Index ETN (MLPS) tracks the Alerian MLP Infrastructure Total Return Index (AMZIX).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    MLPs’ Strong Earnings Growth Continued in 1Q18

    Master limited partnerships or MLPs saw continued strong earnings growth in 1Q18 after a solid fourth quarter of 2017.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    An Analysis of Energy Transfer Equity’s EBITDA Growth

    Energy Transfer Equity’s adjusted EBITDA has continued to grow over the recent quarters. For 2Q15, its adjusted EBITDA grew by 15% YoY compared to 2Q14.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Analysts’ 2Q15 Recommendations for Energy Transfer Partners

    At a broader level, ~71.43% of analysts surveyed rate ETP a “buy” and the remaining ~28.57% rate it a “hold.” The MLP has no “sell” recommendations.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Analyzing the Top MLP Closed-End Funds in 1Q18

    NTG invests primarily in MLPs and their affiliates. The fund has ~$1 billion of assets under management. NTG focuses on natural gas infrastructure MLPs.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Williams Companies Is Outperforming Peers in 2017

    Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) was the most battered last month of the four in our peer group, witnessing a new YTD (year-to-date) low of $19.8 in August.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Controversy in the Pipelines of KMI, ETP, TRP, ENB

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

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    These Midstream Stocks Have the Highest Short Interest

    On March 13, EnLink Midstream had a short-interest-to-equity float ratio of 10.1%—the highest among the midstream stocks in the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    A Quick Update on Energy Transfer Partners’ Major Projects

    Energy Transfer Partners remains optimistic about its recently announced projects despite the rise in global trade tensions.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • Company & Industry Overviews

    EPD, ETP, PAA, WPZ: What Do Current Valuations Indicate?

    Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) are trading at forward EV-to-EBITDA multiples lower than their respective five-year historical averages.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: Regency Energy Partners

    Regency Energy Partners L.P. (RGP) is a midstream operator of natural gas pipelines, gathering systems, and processing facilities.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kinder Morgan Consolidation: What It Means for the MLP Market

    On November 26, 2014, Kinder Morgan acquired all of its equity interests in Kinder Morgan Partners, El Paso, and Kinder Morgan Management.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Issuance of Investment-Grade Corporate Bonds Fell Last Week

    Baxalta, Energy Transfer Partners, JPMorgan Chase, Occidental Petroleum, and Cardinal Health were among the biggest issuers of investment-grade corporate bonds last week.

    By David Ashworth
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    Should You Include Kinder Morgan in Your Portfolio?

    We’ll look at what Wall Street analysts recommend for Kinder Morgan (KMI). At a broader level, ~52.6% of analysts rate Kinder Morgan a “buy,” ~42.1% rate it a “hold,” and ~5.3% rate it a “sell.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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    These Midstream Stocks Lead in Short Interest

    On March 6, EnLink Midstream Partners had a short-interest-to-equity float ratio of 10.1%—the highest among the midstream companies in AMLP.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Top MLP Funds Have Generated Negative Returns in 2018

    The Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company is the largest closed-end MLP fund with assets under management of more than $3 billion.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Inside the Growth Prospects of ETE, WMB, PAGP, and WGP

    Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has a capital budget of $3.9 billion for 2017, of which $1.7 billion was spent in the first half of the year.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MMP, KMI, OKE, and ET: How Top Midstream Stocks Fared Last Week

    The top midstream sector stocks ended mixed last week. Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) and Kinder Morgan (KMI) rose 4.6% and 2.2%.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    What’s behind MLP Performances for the Week Ended November 10?

    Of the total 95 MLPs, 62 ended last week in the red, 30 ended in the green, and the remaining three ended flat. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) fell 5.5%.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Enterprise Products Partners is important to investors

    EPD is a leading midstream service provider in the natural gas, natural gas liquids (or NGLs), crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products sectors.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    These Midstream Players Have Created Maximum Wealth for Investors

    In this series, we’ll look at the historical outliers in midstream energy, which have generated massive wealth amid turbulent times.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Plains All American Pipeline’s Permian assets and new projects

    Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA) is a master limited partnership that provides energy infrastructure and logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (or NGLs), natural gas, and refined products.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Review of Energy Transfer Partners’ Business Segments

    ETP operates primarily through its six business segments by leveraging its huge asset base.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    An Overview of the Natural Gas Compression Industry

    Natural gas compression is essential for transporting natural gas. Compression is used several times in the natural gas production and transportation cycle.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Can Boardwalk Pipeline Partners Generate Strong Returns?

    Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has lost 24.2% since the beginning of this year.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    KMI, WMB Expect Higher Capital Spending in 2017

    Enterprise Products Partners plans to spend ~$2.7 billion–$3.0 billion in growth capital projects and nearly $250 million in maintenance capital in 2017. That’s flat compared to its 2016 capex.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Enterprise Products Trades 6.5% below 50-Day Moving Average

    Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) is currently trading 6.5% below its 50-day moving average and 21% below its 200-day moving average. EPD stock has fallen 33% since the start of 2015.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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