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  • What is XLE? Exploring Midstream Energy Company Exposure
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What is XLE? Exploring Midstream Energy Company Exposure

    Companies in the midstream sector that are included in the XLE portfolio include Kinder Morgan, Oneok, the Williams Company, and Spectra Energy.

    By Liam Odalis
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    XLE Outperforms USO Last Week

    The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) fell 0.66% in the week ended September 11. XLE tracks a diverse group of 45 of the largest American energy stocks in the S&P 500 Index (SPX).

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Energy & Utilities

    Snapshot: Valuing Williams Companies compared to its peers

    Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) is the largest company by market capitalization and enterprise value, or EV, among its closest peers. By market cap, Williams Companies (WMB) follows next.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Kinder Morgan Stock Continue to Trade Weak?

    Kinder Morgan is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving average levels. The stock temporarily crossed above the 50-day moving average on September 25.

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    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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    Miscellaneous

    WMB’s Analyst Price Targets: Gauging the Upside Potential

    Among the analysts covering Williams Companies’ stock, 53.0% of the analysts have recommended a “buy,” and the remaining 47.0% have recommended a “hold.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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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

    More than 70% of the Analysts Rate ONEOK as a ‘Hold’

    Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters, 71% rated ONEOK (OKE) as a “hold.” Nearly 23% rated ONEOK as a “buy,” while 6% rated it as a “sell.”

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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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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    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Drivers behind Williams Companies’ Recent Market Performance

    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.

    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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    Earnings Report

    Will ONEOK’s 2Q16 Results Contribute to Its Outperformance?

    ONEOK (OKE) has generated total returns of 86% so far in 2016. In comparison, KMI, OKS, and WMB have generated total returns of 35%, 40%, and -0.2%, respectively.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy Sector Led the S&P 500 Lower on February 16

    After a brief decline on Wednesday, the S&P 500 energy sector lost strength and fell on February 16. The rise in crude oil inventories dented the sentiment.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Fund Managers

    Magnetar Raises Its Position in Williams Companies

    Magnetar raised its stake in Williams Companies during the fourth quarter by purchasing 1.5 million shares. It represents 2.59% of the fund’s 4Q14 portfolio.

    By Santiago Solari
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    Earnings Report

    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 & Utilities

    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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    Earnings Report

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    MLP analysis: A must-know overview of Access Midstream Partners

    Access Midstream Partners LP (ACMP) is a master limited partnership that provides natural gas gathering and processing services under long-term fixed-fee contracts.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s What Makes MPLX an Interesting Stock

    MPLX generated total returns, including distributions, of 17% in the last year. Its total returns over five years stand at 28%.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Earnings Report

    TransCanada Reported Strong Q4 Results, Raised Dividends 8.7%

    TransCanada (TRP) reported its fourth-quarter results on February 14. The company reported 32% growth in its comparable earnings.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Williams Companies bets big on long-term capital projects

    Williams Companies (WMB) has $30 billion in total committed and potential capital investments in Williams Partners (or WPZ) and Access Midstream Partners (or ACMP).

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    KMI, WMB, and OKE: Understanding Their Key Business Focus

    Kinder Morgan transports natural gas, refined petroleum, crude oil, condensate, CO2, and other products through its network of pipelines.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    KMI, OKE, WMB: Midstream Stocks Tumbled Last Week

    Top midstream stocks including Kinder Morgan (KMI), Williams Companies (WMB), and ONEOK (OKE) fell last week.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Are Analysts Bullish on Williams Companies?

    About 78.0% of analysts rate Williams Companies (WMB) a “buy,” while the remaining 22.0% rate it a “hold” as of August 21, 2017.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    ONEOK Reports Strong Q3 Results, Beats Estimates

    ONEOK reported its third-quarter results on October 30 after the markets closed. The company’s EPS of $0.75 beat the consensus estimates.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why ONEOK Has Outperformed Its Peers in 2018

    ONEOK (OKE) stock has risen ~21% so far in 2018, outperforming its peers in the midstream sector.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts Expect Flat Earnings from Williams Partners in 1Q18

    Williams Companies (WMB) and its MLP subsidiary, Williams Partners (WPZ), are scheduled to release their 1Q18 earnings on May 2.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Wall Street Analysts View Williams Companies

    Of the analysts covering Williams Companies (WMB) on September 5, 2017, 78.0% rated it as a “buy,” and the remaining 22.0% rated it as a “hold.”

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Crude Oil Bears Could Overshadow Oil Bulls

    August WTI oil futures contracts fell 0.7% in early morning trading on July 18. Brent and WTI crude oil futures rose ~0.5% and ~0.03% on July 17.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Williams Companies’ acquisition of Access Midstream is solid

    Williams Partners (WMB) has a growing fee-based business model.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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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    A key overview of Enterprise Products Partners’ 2Q14 results

    The company recorded $12.5 billion in total revenues for 2Q14, up 12.3% from the $11.1 billion recorded in 2Q13. The increase was primarily due to higher volumes in the crude oil marketing and NGL marketing businesses.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Earnings Report

    Key Updates on Williams Partners’ Transco Projects after 1Q17

    Williams Companies (WMB) has lost 1.4% since the beginning of 2017. In comparison, Williams Partners (WPZ) has gained 6.0% in 2017 year-to-date.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Consolidation must-know: A look into Kinder Morgan’s origins

    Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) was formed in 1997 when current CEO Richard Kinder, and former vice chairman William Morgan acquired the general partner of a small limited partnership—Enron Liquids Pipeline L.P.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Can Williams Companies Gain Upward Momentum?

    Williams Companies (WMB) is currently trading 1.4% above its 50-day SMA (simple moving average) and 2.6% above its 200-day SMA.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    Will Williams Partners’ Coverage Ratio Improve in 2Q17?

    Williams Partners (WPZ) recently declared a distribution of $0.60 per unit for 2Q17—a 29% decrease from its distribution per unit of $0.85 in 2Q16.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Enterprise Products Partners: Taking the Organic Growth Route

    Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) has spent $2.6 billion in capital expenditures in the first nine months of 2016. It spent $6.4 billion in 2015.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    The Williams–Energy Transfer Merger: Basics of Williams Companies

    Energy Transfer Equities is interested in diversifying its operations and wringing out synergies between the two companies. Synergies (both cost and revenue) are the primary driver of the Williams–Energy Transfer merger.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Short Interest in Williams ahead of 4Q16 Earnings

    Short interest in Williams Companies (WMB) as a percentage of shares outstanding has fallen to 1.4%. That’s lower than the 2016 average of 2.8%.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Recent Institutional Activity in WMB Indicates

    The number of holders in WMB has fallen to 921 as of February 20, 2017, compared to 1,215 at the end of 2015.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    What to Expect from Williams Companies Stock in 2020

    Williams Companies stock has recovered slightly. However, the energy stock is still trading at a 20% discount to its 52-week high of close to $30.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Will Energy Transfer Stock Perform in 2020?

    Energy Transfer (ET) stock had a weak run despite strong earnings growth in 2019. Here’s a look into how analysts think ET will perform in 2020.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    AMLP: What’s Next for Midstream MLPs after a Rebound?

    Midstream MLPs have recovered after hitting multiyear lows early this month. The ALPS Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) is up more than 10% in the last two weeks.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will Energy Pipeline Stocks Meet Analysts’ Ratings?

    The analyst ratings are based on rigorous analysis of fundamentals. Let’s take a look at these ratings and price targets for top energy stocks.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Must-know: EPD’s segment-wise performance in 3Q14

    NGL Pipelines & Services’ revenue came down 35% versus 32.7%. The Petrochemicals & Refined Products Services segment’s revenues increased 12.7% versus 15%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Why Williams Companies’ 3Q14 results are important

    Williams Companies (WMB) released its 3Q14 earnings on October 29, 2014. Between 3Q12 and 3Q14, WMB’s adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) decreased ~40%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why ONEOK Stock Is Outperforming Its Peers This Year

    This year, ONEOK (OKE) stock has risen roughly 32%, while peers Kinder Morgan (KMI) and Williams Companies (WMB) are up 26% and 3%, respectively.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Energy Transfer Stock Offers a Solid Total Return Potential

    Despite solid earnings growth this year, Energy Transfer stock fell close to its multiyear lows recently. Could this weakness be seen as an opportunity?

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Williams Companies: What Could Lift Its Ailing Stock?

    Williams Companies stock fell for the seventh consecutive day on Wednesday and closed almost at an 11-month low. Midstream stocks are trading weak.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy Transfer: Solid Q3 Earnings Fail to Lift Its Stock

    Energy Transfer stock fell below $12 yesterday. Once again, the company’s strong earnings results, released November 6, didn’t boost the stock.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Energy Transfer’s Q3 Earnings: What’s Next for Its Stock?

    Energy Transfer (ET) plans to report its Q3 earnings today after the bell. ET has reported significant earnings growth in the last several quarters.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Midstream Energy Stocks: What Analysts Got Wrong

    Despite stable earnings and dividend growth, MLP stocks are depressed. We look at the top midstream energy stocks’ performance in the past 12 months.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Makes Kinder Morgan Stock Attractive?

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) currently trades at an attractive yield of about 5%. It expects to raise its dividends by 25% in 2020.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why These Three Dividend Stocks Are a Buy Now

    Let’s take a look at three C-corp dividend stocks in the midstream sector that offer attractive total return potential, with very attractive yields.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Which Top Midstream Companies Have an Attractive Upside

    Of the top midstream companies we’ve discussed in this series, only ONEOK (OKE) and Cheniere Energy (LNG) have met analysts’ mean price targets from a year ago.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Kinder Morgan’s Q1 Earnings Meet Estimates

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) reported its first-quarter results after the markets closed yesterday.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Kinder Morgan’s Q1 Earnings Are Expected to Rise 9%

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) is expected to report its earnings results for the first quarter of 2019 on April 16.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Enbridge: 74% of the Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’

    Around 74% of the Reuters-surveyed analysts have rated Enbridge as a “buy” or “strong buy,” while the remaining analysts rate it as a “hold.”

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Enbridge: Why Income Investors Are Attracted to the Stock

    Enbridge has paid dividends for more than 64 years. Enbridge has increased its dividends for 24 consecutive years.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Midstream Stocks Outperformed Broader Markets in Q1

    Crude oil prices rose ~32% in the first quarter. The strength in crude oil prices and strong fourth-quarter performances drove midstream stocks.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Rising Gas Production Should Benefit Midstream Stocks

    US natural gas production continues to surge. It rose by 11% in 2018, the highest ever annual increase.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will KMI, WMB, and OKE Maintain Their Rally?

    So far, midstream stocks Kinder Morgan (KMI), ONEOK (OKE), and Williams Companies (WMB) have each risen ~30% in 2019.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investing in MLPs: Why Yield Isn’t Everything

    As investors, it can be difficult to escape from the lure of high yields. The idea of high and regular income looks attractive.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Midstream Stocks Outperformed Broader Markets Last Week

    Midstream stocks and MLPs broadly outperformed the broader markets last week. The Alerian MLP Index was flat while the S&P 500 Index fell 2.2% for the week.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    ONEOK and AmeriGas Partners: Target Price Revisions Last Week

    On March 1, Stifel raised its target price for ONEOK from $58 to $69. On February 27, Mizuho raised its target price from $70 to $73.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Kinder Morgan Maintain Its Upward Momentum?

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) and Williams Companies (WMB) have each risen ~24% in 2019. In comparison, ONEOK (OKE) has risen ~27%.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    How Williams Companies Looks before Its Q4 Earnings

    Williams Companies (WMB) is scheduled to release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2018 earnings on February 13.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PAA, ET, and KMI: Which Top Midstream Stocks Fell Last Week?

    MLPs fell marginally in the week ending January 25. The Alerian MLP Index fell 0.6% last week.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Key MLP and Midstream Rating Updates Last Week

    On January 16, Barclays raised its rating for Williams Companies (WMB) from “equal weight” to “overweight.”

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Midstream Stocks Gained for the Third Straight Week

    Midstream stocks and MLPs continued to gain in the third week of 2019. The Alerian MLP Index rose 1.9% in the week ending January 18.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Top Midstream Stocks Could Perform in 2019

    With simplified structures and greater financial discipline, MLPs look better-equipped to perform in the volatile commodity price environment.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Williams Companies Stock Reaches the ‘Oversold’ Zone

    Williams Companies (WMB) stock has fallen more than 15% in the last two months and is currently trading at a 52-week low.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas Demand-Supply Trends Impact Midstream Companies

    In the United States, the monthly natural gas production rose from 1.78 trillion cubic feet in January 2009 to 2.43 trillion cubic feet in June 2018.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Natural Gas Demand Is Expected to Grow 40% in Ten Years

    US natural gas demand is expected to grow 40% from 80 Bcfpd (billion cubic feet per day) to 112 Bcfpd.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Energy Transfer Partners to Merge with ETE: Stock Up 9% Today

    Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has agreed to merge with the wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Transfer Equity in an all-stock deal.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    Williams Companies Missed the Q2 2018 Earnings Estimate

    Williams Companies (WMB) and Williams Partners (WPZ) reported their second-quarter earnings on August 1 after the market closed.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Analysts Think about Williams Companies Stock

    Of the 18 analysts covering Williams Companies (WMB), seven recommend “strong buy,” seven recommend “buy,” and four recommend “hold.”

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Are Hedge Funds Buying COG, XEC, WMB, CXO, and HAL?

    In Q1 2018, hedge funds increased their aggregate holdings in Cimarex Energy, Williams Companies, and Concho Resources by 12.66%, 22.73%, and 71.02%, respectively.

    By Nicholas Chapman
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    Energy & Utilities

    Existing and Planned Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

    Pipeline projects under construction that cater to Northeastern US natural gas producers include Energy Transfer Partners’ (ETP) Rover Pipeline Project.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Miscellaneous

    Fidelity Management & Research Sold a Major Position in WMB

    The number of institutional holders of Williams Companies (WMB) stock fell to 938 in the first quarter compared to 955 in the previous quarter.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Williams Partners Up 7% on Merger Announcement with GP

    Williams Partners (WPZ) rallied 7% early yesterday following a merger announcement with its GP, Williams Companies (WMB).

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    WMB at 52-Week Lows: Can It Regain Upward Momentum?

    William Companies (WMB) recently saw a 52-week low of $24.10 and has lost ~17.5% since the start of 2018. WMB has recovered since then.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy Transfer Equity: Highest Leverage among Its Peers

    Energy Transfer Equity continued to have the highest leverage among its peers with net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA ratio at 5.9x by the end of 4Q17.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Half of Surveyed Analysts Rated Kinder Morgan a ‘Hold’

    Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters, 50% rated Kinder Morgan (KMI) a “hold.”

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    WMB Has Risen ~9% in 2018 So Far: Can the Gains Continue?

    Williams Companies (WMB) has had a massive start to the year. It’s risen nearly 9% in seven trading sessions in 2018. Overall, the C corporation GP (general partner) has risen ~14% since the start of December 2017.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Magellan Midstream Partners: A Brief History

    Magellan’s history Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP), which began trading in 2001, has grown through various asset acquisitions and expansion projects over the years. Magellan was formerly a part of Williams Companies (WMB). The company started trading as Williams Energy Partners in 2001, and changed its name to Magellan Midstream Partners in 2003. In 2004, the […]

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Increasing Appalachian Takeaway Capacity: Can Production Keep Up?

    Takeaway capacity in Appalachia As we’ve learned so far in this series, rising natural gas production in the Appalachian region has created the need for new midstream infrastructure, including natural gas processing plants (see the previous article) and pipelines. Several new pipeline projects are being developed to increase takeaway capacities from the Marcellus and Utica supply […]

    By Keisha Bandz
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