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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
  • XLE Outperforms USO Last Week
    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
  • Chesapeake Bankruptcy Rumors Take a Toll on Williams Companies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chesapeake Bankruptcy Rumors Take a Toll on Williams Companies

    Chesapeake Energy (CHK) opened 50% lower in yesterday’s early trading on the rumor that the company is working with advisors to pursue bankruptcy.

    By Kurt Gallon
  • Energy & Utilities

    An investor’s guide to MLPX and its holdings, like Spectra Energy

    The Global X MLP & Infrastructure ETF (MLPX) tracks the Solactive MLP & Energy Infrastructure Index. The index consists of midstream energy infrastructure MLPs and corporations.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    What Will Arbs Think of the MRD-RRC Deal?

    This transaction is a classic merger arb core position. The companies are reasonably big and liquid and the deal makes strategic sense. It’s fairly safe.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Energy & Utilities

    What WMB’s Current Valuation Tells Us

    Williams Companies (WMB) was trading at an EV-to- EBITDA multiple of 11.0x on November 15, 2017.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Midstream Companies’ Performances: Sales and Gross Profit

    In fiscal 3Q15, the gross profit of frontline midstream operator Williams Companies (WMB) fell 28.6% on a YoY basis. Williams Companies’ sales grew by 11.3%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Williams Companies a ‘Buy’ at Current Price Levels?

    Williams Companies’ forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple was 11.7x as of July 18, 2017—below the historical five-year average of 13.2x.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    Why Kinder Morgan’s 2Q15 Earnings per Share Estimate Is Low Again

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) beat analysts’ 1Q15 earnings per share estimate, but Wall Street lowered its 2Q15 estimate to $0.191 compared to $0.216 in 1Q15. That’s a decrease of 11.6%.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    WMB’s Trading below Historical Levels: Reading the Clues

    Williams Companies’ current EV-to-adjusted-EBITDA is below the past-eight-quarter average of 14.8x.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sunoco Logistics’ 4Q14 Earnings Fell Short of Estimates

    In 4Q14, Sunoco’s adjusted revenues fell short of estimates by ~19%.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Dividend Increase Could Affect Williams Companies Stock

    Williams Companies (WMB) opened ~2% higher on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, after it announced a 50% increase in dividends from $0.20 per share to $0.30 per share.

    By Kurt Gallon
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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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    Energy & Utilities

    Where Williams Companies Could Trade in the Next 7 Days

    Williams Companies is expected to trade at $29.18–$30.78 in the next seven days based on its closing price of $29.98 on September 27.

    By Kurt Gallon
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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
  • Energy & Utilities

    Phillips 66’s Midstream segment volumes are on track

    Midstream’s earnings recovery in year-to-date 2014 was aided by higher natural gas liquids (NGL) prices.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Miscellaneous

    Will the MRD-RRC Deal Get Competitive?

    Range Resources’ (RRC) offer of $15.75 per share was a 17% premium to Memorial Resource Development’s (MRD) price before the deal was announced.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Institutional Investors Bullish on Williams Partners?

    The number of institutional holders in Williams Partners (WPZ), the midstream MLP subsidiary of Williams Companies (WMB), increased to 355 by the end of the fourth quarter compared to 340 in the previous quarter.

    By Kurt Gallon
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kinder Morgan: Analysts’ Views and Target Price

    Kinder Morgan is trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA valuation multiple close to 10.3x, which is lower than many of its peers.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Does Williams Companies’ Valuation Mean a Buying Opportunity?

    In the previous part of this series, we saw the technical indicators for Williams Companies (WMB).

    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 Williams Companies’ Technical Indicators Suggest

    Williams Companies’ moving averages Williams Companies (WMB) recently moved above its 200-day moving average, indicating bullishness. WMB was trading 5.5% above its 50-day SMA (simple moving average) and 2.3% below its 200-day SMA as of December 27, 2017. In comparison, peers Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) and Kinder Morgan (KMI) were trading 0.8% and 2.3% above their […]

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETE and WMB: Midstream Giants’ Earnings Growth

    Williams Companies (WMB) has very small exposure to the Permian Basin. The company displayed flattish EBITDA growth in the first half of 2018.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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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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    Earnings Report

    It’s a ‘Buy’ for Both Williams Companies and Williams Partners

    At a broader level, 74.0% of analysts rate Williams Companies (WMB) a “buy,” and the remaining 26.0% rate it a “hold” as of August 2, 2017.

    By Kurt Gallon
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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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    Miscellaneous

    A Look at Williams Companies’ Price Forecast amid Uncertainty

    Williams Companies’ implied volatility Williams Companies’ (WMB) 30-day implied volatility was 22.8% as of June 14, 2017. Peers Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), ONEOK (OKE), and Kinder Morgan (KMI) had implied volatility of 32.5%, 22.6%, and 20.1%, respectively, as of June 14. In comparison, the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP) has implied volatility of 17.5%. Williams Companies’ […]

    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

    Is Williams Companies Undervalued Currently?

    WMB’s valuation has picked up since the merger termination with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) and a few key announcements in recent months.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Enterprise Products Has Outperformed Its Peers in 2018

    So far, Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) has risen ~9% in 2018. The company has outperformed its peers in the midstream sector.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY Jumped 1.6%, Rise in Oil Prices Bolstered US Equities

    January 14, 2016, saw a rally in the US equities represented by SPY and SPXL. The US dollar rose as the market showed optimism and oil prices picked up.

    By Renee Blakely
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Energy Transfer Equity Has the Highest Leverage among Peers

    ETE’s net-debt-to-EBITDA ratio stood at 6.9x at the end of 2Q17, followed by WMB’s and PAGP’s ratios of 5.1x and 4.8x, respectively, as of June 30.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know highlights of Citadel Advisors’ 2Q14 positions

    Citadel Advisors’ 2Q14 portfolio was worth $73.4 billion, up from $72.5 billion in 1Q14. The total portfolio has over 3000 stocks.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Williams Companies compared to its peers

    WMB’s LTM debt to EBITDA is one of the highest in the group because it has the lowest EBITDA. It also has one of the highest debt levels. This is a concern for investors.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETE and WMB: Analysts’ Recommendations

    According to analysts, Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) stock has a median target price of $21.53—compared to its current market price of $17.40.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Oil Prices Fell, Dragged Top Midstream Companies Last Week

    Crude oil prices fell more than 10% in the week ending November 23. The top midstream companies also fell last week.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Columbia Pipeline’s Assets Complement TransCanada’s Footprint

    Columbia Pipeline Group has extensive assets in the attractive Marcellus and Utica shale regions. TransCanada expects to benefit from this presence.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: An overview of Williams Companies

    Williams Companies Inc. (WMB) engages in the energy transport and processing infrastructure business. WMB’s assets are mainly located in the U.S. However, it has operations in Canada.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Stocks of ONEOK Soared Owing to Its 2016 Outlook

    The stocks at the top of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) on Monday, December 21, 2015, were ONEOK (OKE), Tenet Healthcare (THC), and Consol Energy (CNX).

    By Renee Blakely
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    Miscellaneous

    Williams Companies’ Analysts Are Leaning This Way as of July 11

    As of July 11, 2017, 65% of analysts surveyed by Reuters are rating Williams Companies (WMB) a “buy,” while the remaining 35.0% are rating it a “hold.”

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EPD and MPLX Have High Earnings Growth

    Kinder Morgan’s adjusted EBITDA grew 7% YoY in the second quarter. The EBITDA grew at an average rate of 4% over the last six quarters.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Kinder Morgan Stock Undervalued?

    Kinder Morgan’s lower forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple indicates that the stock might be undervalued. Kinder Morgan’s EV-to-EBITDA multiple is 9.6x.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Financials

    Magnetar decreases stakes in American Airlines

    Magnetar reduced its position in AAL in the third quarter. The position accounts for 1.17% of the fund’s total portfolio in the third quarter.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Energy & Utilities

    BlackRock Added a Major Position in Williams Companies

    Of the analysts, 71.4% rate Williams Companies as a “buy,” while 28.6% rate it as a “hold” as of February 23, 2018.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Earnings Report

    Energy Transfer’s 4Q16 Earnings Are Important for Investors

    Energy Transfer has taken an important step to simplify its organizational structure by announcing the merger of ETP and SXL.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Spectra Energy’s distribution and western Canada assets

    In this section, we’ll look into the company’s assets in the distribution and western Canada transmission & processing segments.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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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

    Williams Outperformed AMLP and SPY Last Week

    Williams Companies (WMB) rose 1.2% last week, as compared to the Alerian MLP ETF’s (AMLP) 0.9% rise and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF’s (SPY) 2.2% rise.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Energy & Utilities

    Among KMI, OKE, and WMB, Which Stock Do Analysts Recommend?

    Of the three midstream companies we’re discussing in this series, Kinder Morgan (KMI) has the most “buy” recommendations from analysts.

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    60% of Top Midstream Companies Have Lower Mean Price Targets Now

    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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    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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    Energy & Utilities

    ETE Recovered with Crude Oil: Can It Gain Upward Momentum?

    Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) has risen 4.7% in the last three trading sessions due to the recovery in crude oil prices.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ETE Is Outperforming WMB Year-to-Date: Will the Trend Continue?

    The entire midstream energy sector, including Energy Transfer Equity and Williams Companies, has bounced back significantly from its March lows.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Midstream Stocks Generated the Most Returns in Q1?

    NGL Energy Partners (NGL) generated total returns, including price appreciation and dividends, of ~50% in the first quarter.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    SPY Falls 2.51% on Global Uncertainty

    The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) fell by 2.51% on Monday, September 28, 2015, while the Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 2X ETF (SPUU) fell by 4.95%.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Williams Companies Has the Highest EV-to-EBITDA among Peers

    Williams Companies has the highest consensus forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 13.0x among its peers.

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Energy Transfer Equity Fell Due to the WMB Merger Announcement

    Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) was the worst performer among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Monday, September 28. It fell 12.69%.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How US Crude Oil Storage Utilization Has Reached 60% of Capacity

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration and Genscape, a market intelligence company, state that US crude oil storage utilization is at just over 60% of total storage capacity.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Miscellaneous

    MLPs Fall on a Ruling in Favor of Sabine Oil & Gas

    In the highly observed Sabine bankruptcy case, Judge Shelley Chapman ruled in favor of Sabine Oil & Gas. Sabine Oil & Gas filed for bankruptcy in July 2015.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why TransCanada’s major projects are part of its capital program

    TransCanada Corp’s (TRP) growth strategy includes a $38 billion capital program. The $38 billion capital program includes $12 billion in small to medium-sized projects and $26 billion in large scale projects.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Midstream Sector Could React if CHK Restructures

    If CHK needs to restructure, creditors might demand a renegotiation of contracts with CHK’s midstream partners such as Williams Companies (WMB).

    By Kurt Gallon
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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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    Must-know: The proposed ACMP-WPZ merger’s benefits

    On October 26, WMB amended its ACMP-WPZ merger proposal. WPZ will merge into a subsidiary of ACMP at a ratio of 0.86672 common ACMP units for every WPZ common unit.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How MMP’s Organic Projects Are Driving Its Growth

    A major chunk of Magellan Midstream Partners’ (MMP) expansion capital spending since 2006 has been on organic projects.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    MLPs and Midstream Stocks: Gains and Losses Last Week

    Cheniere Energy Partners, Magellan Midstream Partners, and Noble Midstream Partners were among the biggest gains last week.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Analysts Recommend for Williams Partners

    On a broad level, 53.9% of analysts rate Williams Partners as a “buy” and the remaining 46.2% rate it as a “hold.” The MLP has no sell recommendations.

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Are Analysts Bullish on Targa Resources?

    On November 19, U.S. Capital Advisors raised its rating for Targa Resources (TRGP) to “overweight” from “hold.”

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Energy Transfer: Analysts’ Views and Target Prices

    Based on analysts’ estimates, Energy Transfer (ET) stock has a target price of $20.83—compared to its current market price of $15.28.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Midstream Stocks Underperformed the Broader Markets Last Week

    Energy sector stocks tumbled in the week ended October 26. The midstream sector underperformed the broader markets.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Could Energy Transfer Equity Stock Regain Upward Momentum?

    In this series, we’ll discuss whether ETE could regain upward momentum.

    By Kurt Gallon
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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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Are Cushing Crude Oil Stocks Crushing Crude Oil Prices?

    The EIA reported that Cushing crude oil stocks rose by 523,000 barrels to 64.7 MMbbls for the week ending February 5, 2016—the highest number since April 2004.

    By Gordon Kristopher
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    Earnings Report

    ETP Continued to Beat Analyst Estimates in 4Q17

    Energy Transfer Equity and its subsidiary, Energy Transfer Partners, reported 4Q17 earnings on February 21, 2018.

    By Kurt Gallon
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why MPLX’s 6.6% Yield Is Attractive

    Enterprise Products Partners and MPLX’s distributions have been on an upward trend. However, MPLX’s distributions grew faster.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Williams Companies’ Winning Streak Continued Last Week

    Williams Companies (WMB) continued its winning streak last week with a rise of 2.6%.

    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
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    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 Top Midstream Stocks Gained while Oil Prices Fell Last Week

    Crude oil prices fell 6.6% last week. Despite the fall, most of the top midstream stocks managed to be in the green for the week.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Could a consolidated Kinder Morgan affect your portfolio?

    Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) plans to consolidate Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP), El Paso Pipeline (or EPB) and Kinder Morgan Management (or KMR) with itself. Of these, KMP and EPB are master limited partnerships (“MLPs”).

    By Keisha Bandz
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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, OKE, and WMB: Top S&P 500 Dividend Stocks

    Kinder Morgan (KMI), Williams Companies (WMB), and ONEOK (OKE) are currently trading at yields of ~4.5%, 4.6%, and 5.0%, respectively.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A snapshot of Kinder Morgan

    Kinder Morgan (KMI), a Houston-based energy company, is one of the largest midstream operators and energy infrastructure companies in the United States.

    By Alex Chamberlin
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    Energy & Utilities

    ONEOK Has the Second-Highest Correlation with Crude Oil

    ONEOK (OKE), an S&P 500 midstream C corporation, has the second-highest correlation with crude oil among midstream companies.

    By Kurt Gallon
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