Hi-Crush Partners LP
OKE, VNOM, and NGL: Top MLP and Midstream Gains Last Week
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP), Viper Energy Partners (VNOM), and Dorchester Minerals (DMLP) were among the top MLP gainers last week.
Analyzing Key Trends in the US Frac Sand Market
One of the US frac sand market’s main concerns is sand supply exceeding the demand.
OKE, HCLP, SUN: Key Midstream and MLP Rating Updates Last Week
Of the 18 analysts covering ONEOK, five have rated the stock as a “strong buy,” four have rated it as a “buy,” and the remaining nine have rated it as a “hold.”
TCP, VLP, HCLP, CVRR: Who Gained and Who Lost Last Week?
On October 18, Valero Energy (VLO) announced an agreement to acquire Valero Energy Partners (VLP).
NBLX, WGP, CLMT, CVRR: The Weakest MLPs in the Third Quarter
Noble Midstream Partners (NBLX) stock fell significantly in August and September as Initiative 97 was started and then made it onto the Colorado ballot as Proposition 112.
TRGP, CVRR, and HCLP: Key Rating Updates Last Week
On October 3, Barclays cut its rating for CVR Refining (CVRR) from “equal weight” to “underweight.” Barclays cut its target price.
DMLP, LNG, and NGL: Top MLP and Midstream Losses Last Week
Dorchester Minerals (DMLP), NGL Energy Partners (NGL), CVR Refining (CVRR), and Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) were among the top losses last week.
PAA, PSXP, HCLP: Key Rating Updates in the Last Week
Stifel changed its rating and price targets for quite a few MLPs in the last week.
Here Are the Top-Performing MLPs and Midstream Stocks Last Week
Cheniere Energy (LNG), Teekay LNG Partners (TGP), and Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) were among the top gainers in the MLP and midstream sector last week.
Hi-Crush Partners Fell Due to Concerns about Frac Sand Demand
Hi-Crush Partners stock fell 7.8% on September 26 after the announcement that it will temporarily idle the dry plant operations at its Whitehall facility.
U.S. Silica Holdings’ Sand Volumes Are on the Rise
U.S. Silica Holdings’ (SLCA) operations are divided into two segments—Oil & Gas Proppants and Industrial & Specialty Products.
What May Drive U.S. Silica Holdings Stock?
While U.S. Silica Holdings stock has largely followed oil prices, that hasn’t been the case for more than a year now.
Will U.S. Silica Holdings Gain Upward Momentum?
In this series, we’ll discuss the operating and financial performances of U.S. Silica Holdings along with its valuation.
HEP, ENBL, GEL, DM: Top MLP Gainers Last Week
Holly Energy Partners (HEP), Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL), and Genesis Energy (GEL) were the top MLP gainers last week.
A Look at Last Week’s Worst Midstream Performances
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) fell 5% during the week that ended on August 24. The stock has been on a downward trajectory for over a month.
HCLP, BPL, SUN, and USAC: Are Analysts Cautious?
For Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP), one analyst rated the stock as a “strong buy,” nine rated it as a “buy,” and seven rated it as a “hold.”
MLP Rating Update for the Week Ending August 3
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) saw a rating downgrade and target price revision last week. Credit Suisse raised its target price to $17 from $15.
Hi-Crush Partners’ Sand Volumes Rose 16% in Q2 2018
Hi-Crush Partners reported its second-quarter results on July 31 after the markets closed. The company reported an adjusted EBITDA of $81.5 million.
MLP Rating Update for the Week Ended July 27
Buckeye Partners (BPL) was downgraded by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey last week. It lowered BPL to a “sell” from a “hold.”
MLP Top Gainers: Hi-Crush Partners Led the Rally Last Week
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP), a frac sand producer, was the top MLP gainer last week with a massive 40.6% rally driven by positive announcements.
Analysts Expect 28% Upside for Hi-Crush Partners Stock
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) has generated returns of 25% so far in 2018.
Top MLP Losses in the Week Ending May 25
Legacy Reserves (LGCY) was the top MLP loss last week. Legacy Reserves fell 36.2% mainly due to the weakness in crude oil prices.
How Hi-Crush Partners and Emerge Energy Services Fared in 1Q18
Frac sand MLPs Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) and Emerge Energy Services (EMES) reported their 1Q18 results on May 1.
87% of Analysts Rate Hi-Crush Partners as a ‘Buy’
Analysts surveyed by Reuters seem bullish on Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) with 87% rating the MLP as a “buy” and the remaining 13% rating it a “hold.”
Hi-Crush Partners Has Outperformed Peers in 2018 So Far
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) stock is up nearly 2% in 2018.
A Look at the Top Gainers and Underperformers in the MLP Sector
Legacy Reserves (LGCY), an upstream MLP involved in crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids production, is the top year-to-date MLP gainer.
Who’s Protected from FERC’s Revised Income Tax Policy?
Midstream companies such as Kinder Morgan (KMI), Targa Resource (TRGP), and ONEOK (OKE) are taxed as C-corps, so the revised policy doesn’t apply to them.
Last Week’s Top MLP Gainers: Calumet and More
Calumet Specialty Products Partners (CLMT), a downstream MLP involved in the production of specialty fuels, was the top MLP gainer last week.
Will Hi-Crush Partners Stock Gain Upward Momentum?
Hi-Crush Partners stock is trading 5% above its 50-day moving average and 19% above its 200-day moving average.
Behind Hi-Crush Partners’ High Correlation with Crude Oil
Hi-Crush Partners has low direct commodity price exposure. The one-year correlation between Hi-Crush Partners and crude oil was 0.47 as of February 6.
How Do These MLPs Look in 2018?
MLPs had a strong start to the new year. The Alerian MLP Index rose 5% in the first week of 2018.
Why 86% of Wall Street Analysts Rate Hi-Crush Partners a ‘Buy’
Analysts’ consensus target price for Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) for the next year is $16. The median target price implies a massive 57% price return over the next year, based on HCLP’s current price of $10.2.
Why Institutional Investors Seem Bearish on HCLP and EMES
Balyasny Asset Management, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch sold net 0.83 million Emerge Energy Services (EMES) shares from their positions, according to the latest filings.
Why Frac Sand Demand Is Expected to Rise Significantly in 2018
Emerge Energy Services (EMES), in a recent presentation, provided Wall Street analysts’ estimates for frac sand demand. Analysts expect the frac sand demand in 2017 and 2018 to be higher than historical peaks.
HCLP and EMES: What Distributable Cash Flow Trends Indicate
Hi-Crush Partners’ (HCLP) capital spending in the third quarter of 2017 was $40.2 million, and the company expects to spend $7 million to $17 million on capital projects in the fourth quarter of 2017.
HCLP and EMES: Frac Sand MLPs Fell More than 40% in 2017
Frac-sand MLPs Emerge Energy Services (EMES) and Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) are down more than 40% so far in 2017. In comparison, Fairmount Santrol Holdings (FMSA) is down 55% and U.S. Silica Holdings (SLCA) is down 39%.
MLP Rating Updates during the Week Ending December 15
During the week ending December 15, BMO Capital Markets upgraded Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) to “outperform,” which is equivalent to “buy.”
Key MLP Ratings Updates as of December 8
Crestwood Equity Partners (CEQP), a midstream MLP, was upgraded at UBS last week. UBS raised CEQP to a “buy” from a “neutral.”
Can Boardwalk Pipeline Partners Generate Strong Returns?
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has lost 24.2% since the beginning of this year.
These 10 MLPs Offer a Maximum Upside from Current Levels
So far in 2017, most MLPs are trading in negative territory despite strong crude oil prices. The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP), which comprises 25 energy MLPs, has lost 16.3% year-to-date.
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.
Reading Enterprise Products’ Capital Spending in 3Q17
Enterprise Products Partners spent $1 billion on capital projects in 3Q17. In the first nine months of 2017, EPD spent $2.3 billion on capital projects.
Emerge Energy Services: Why Its 3Q17 Earnings Rose
Emerge Energy Services (EMES) announced its 3Q17 results on November 1, 2017. Its EBITDA for the quarter rose 149% sequentially to $18.7 million.
Last Week’s Top MLP Gainers
CVR Partners (UAN), the MLP mainly involved in the production of nitrogen fertilizers, was the top MLP gainer last week. CVR Partners rose 7.7%.
A Look at Plains GP Holdings’ Correlation with Crude Oil
Plains GP Holdings Plains GP Holdings (PAGP), Plains All American Pipeline’s (PAA) general partner, has the fourth-highest correlation with crude oil among MLPs. PAGP’s one-year correlation with crude oil was 0.48 as of October 6, 2017. PAA, which owns most of the assets, also has a high correlation with crude oil, of 0.43. However, it […]
The 10 MLPs Most Correlated with Crude Oil
In this series, we’ll look at the ten MLPs most correlated with crude oil amid crude oil price volatility.
These MLPs Lost the Most Last Week
EV Energy Partners (EVEP) and Mid-Con Energy Partners (MCEP) were the top two MLP losers last week.
MLP Rating Updates during the Week Ended September 29
Dominion Energy Midstream Partners’ (DM) average target price of $33.70 implies a 5.5% upside potential from its current price levels.
Top MLP Losers during the Week Ended September 29
CONE Midstream Partners (CNNX) fell 8.7% during the week and has fallen 32.7% since the beginning of 2017.
Reading Hi-Crush Partners’ Upside Potential
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) has a 58% upside potential from current levels—the highest among the top seven MLPs by analyst ratings.
Understanding MPLX’s 5th Position in the Top 7 MLPs
MPLX’s “buy” rating percentage has risen from 68% at the end of 2016 to 94% as of September 28, 2017.
The Top 7 Analyst Favorite MLPs
Antero Midstream Partners, Viper Energy Partners, and Hoegh LNG Partners have the most “buys” among all the publicly traded limited partnerships.
Which MLPs Rose More than 4% in the Week Ending September 15?
Dominion Midstream Partners (DM) was the top MLP gainer in the week ending September 22, 2017. Dominion Midstream rose 12.1% during the week.
Teekay Offshore Partners’ Upgrade Last Week
Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO) was the only MLP to see a rating update last week. Let’s take a closer look.
These MLPs Rose More than 6% Last Week
NGL Energy Partners (NGL) was the top MLP gainer last week. NGL rose 17.2% during the week due to the rally in crude oil prices.
HCLP, EMES: What Frac Sand MLP Valuations Indicate
The forward EV-to-EBITDA ratios for Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) and Emerge Energy Services (EMES) are ~4.0x and ~5.0x, respectively.
HCLP and EMES: Will US Rig Counts Support Frac Sand MLPs?
The US crude oil rig count provided by Baker Hughes was 756 for the week ended September 8, 2017. Crude oil rigs hit a low in the last week of May 2016.
HCLP, EMES: Does the 2017 Fall Make Frac Sand MLPs 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).
Which MLPs Rose More than 6% Last Week?
Seadrill Partners (SDLP), the MLP involved mainly in offshore drilling, continued to be among the top MLP gainers for the second consecutive week.
These MLPs Fell More Than 7% Last Week
EV Energy Partners (EVEP) was the worst-performing MLP last week. It fell a massive 20.9% during the week.
Hi-Crush Partners Plans to Resume Distributions in 2017
For 3Q17, Hi-Crush Partners expects 14%–24% sequential growth in sand volumes sold. The company also expects frac sand prices to improve.
ALDW, DKL, HCLP: Last Week’s Key MLP Rating Updates
On July 5, 2017, Barclays reinstated an “equal weight” rating for Alon USA Partners (ALDW).
RMP, MMP, HCLP: Key MLP Ratings Updates Last Week
On June 23, 2017, Johnson Rice initiated coverage on Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) with an “accumulate” rating.
Why Hi-Crush Partners Is among the Most Volatile MLP Stocks
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) has lost 20.3% since the beginning of June, and it has dropped 47.5% in 2017 year-to-date.
MLPs Approach Their 52-Week Lows amid Crude Oil Price Weakness
MLPs have seen a series of major sell-offs due to significant weakness in crude oil prices. The Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) has fallen 7.5% since the beginning of June 2017.
Increased Proppant Use per Well Drives Demand
Total proppant consumption across key US basins is recovering slowly. Higher proppant demand should benefit Emerge Energy Services and Hi-Crush Partners.
Could a Rise in Frac Sand Demand Benefit Producers?
Emerge Energy Services expects the recovery in the sand market to be driven by the higher rig count and expected increases in frac sand intensity per well.
Analyzing Frac Sand Producers’ Cash Flow Measures
Emerge Energy Services reported negative distributable cash flow of -$4.2 million in 1Q17. Hi-Crush Partners managed to produce DCF of $0.1 million in 1Q17.
What’s ahead for Frac Sand Producers?
Frac sand producers Emerge Energy Services (EMES) and Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) rose nearly 44% and 16%, respectively, over the last 12-month period.
MLPs with Top Upside Potential after May 2017
Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters, 93.0% rated EPD as a “buy,” and the remaining 7.0% rated it as a “hold.”
What Wall Street Analysts Recommend for HCLP and EMES
Analysts’ average target price for Hi-Crush Partners for the next year is $25.1. The average target price implies a 37% return over the next year based on HCLP’s current price of $18.3.
What’s Driving Increased Proppant Use by HCLP, EMES?
In addition to rising rig counts, another contributor to increased proppant demand has been the increased amount of proppants used per horizontal well.
Are Institutional Investors Bullish on HCLP and EMES?
Recently, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch bought Emerge Energy Services (EMES) shares totaling nearly 2 million.
HCLP, EMES: What’s Driving Frac Sand MLP Stocks?
Frac sand–producing MLPs Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) and Emerge Energy Services (EMES) have surged nearly 250% and 170%, respectively, over the last year.
Why Hi-Crush Partners Is so Optimistic about Frac Sand Prices in 2017
Hi-Crush Partners stock currently trades near $21.4—more than five times its price a year ago.
Hi-Crush Partners’ Higher Frac Sand Volumes in 4Q16
Hi-Crush Partners’ 4Q16 EBITDA of $0.1 million is higher than its -$2.9 million in 3Q16 but lower than its $17.4 million in 4Q15.
What Do EMES’s and HCLP’s Cash Flow Measures Indicate?
EMES and HCLP haven’t paid any distributions since the second quarter of 2015.
What Do Frac Sand Volumes for EMES and HCLP Indicate?
Frac sand volumes were positively impacted in the second half of 2016 by the rise in energy commodity prices and US rig counts.
Why HCLP and EMES Continue to Climb in 2016
Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) and Emerge Energy Services (EMES) have surged nearly 174% and 140%, respectively, so far in 2016.
Why These 3 MLPs Could Benefit Most from Trump’s Presidency
Donald Trump plans to reduce and eliminate barriers to US energy production. He would like to remove environmental blocks to pipeline projects such as TransCanada’s (TRP) Keystone.
What Does the Future Hold for HCLP and EMES?
Analysts’ median target price for Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) for the next year is $10.5.
What Investors Should Know about Emerge Energy Services
Emerge Energy Services has a net debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 8.6. This indicates significantly high leverage. It hasn’t been generating available cash to distribute.
YMLP Underperformed AMZ in the Week Ending September 11
The Yorkville High-Income MLP ETF (YMLP) fell 4.90% in the week ending September 11. YMLP tracks the Solactive High-Income MLP Index.