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01/17/14: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP’s Fourth Quarter

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 17, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE: KMP) has come under fire for its tight distribution coverage and concerns that the blue-chip MLP’s size makes it difficult to grow cash flow. The burdensome incentive distribution rights that the partnership pays to its general partner, Kinder Morgan Inc. are another cause for concern.

01/01/13: KMP’s Move into Domestic Tankers

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 1, 2014

Investors should disregard any articles about Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ tanker acquisition that confuse the global VLCC market with US-flagged vessels that comply with the Jones Act.

11/04/13: Blockbuster LINE-BRY Deal Back on Track

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 4, 2013

We upgrade Linn Energy to a buy after the limited liability company amended its takeover offer for Berry Petroleum.

10/10/13: Regency Energy Partners LP Acquires PVR Partners LP

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 10, 2013

PVR Partners LP (NYSE: PVR) is off the Endangered Dividends List. The catalyst: Today’s announcement that the owner and operator of natural gas midstream assets and coal royalty lands will merge with Regency Energy Partners LP (NYSE: RGP).

Dominion Catches MLP Fever

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 17, 2013

Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) shares hit an all-time high this week. The catalyst: A proposed spin off of the company’s natural gas assets into a master limited partnership (MLP), with an initial public offering in the second quarter of 2014.

09/12/13: Countering Hyperbole with Reality

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 12, 2013

Claims that Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE: KMP) is a "house of cards on the verge of collapse" amount to nothing more than a cry for attention.

09/04/13: Why I’m Taking Verizon’s $130 Billion Bet

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 4, 2013

It’s been mere days since Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) announced it will buy Vodafone PLC’s (London: VOD, NYSE: VOD) 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless. And scores of articles and opinions have already been posted.

That’s understandable. At roughly $130 billion, only Vodafone’s takeover of Mannesmann and AOL’s (NYSE: AOL) purchase of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) rank larger in dollars. And both of those deals went off at the inflated valuations of the 1999-2000 generational top for technology and telecom.

08/01/13: Welcome to Conrad’s Utility Investor

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 1, 2013

Thanks again for finding me and giving Conrad’s Utility Investor a try.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

Roger S. Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth. Roger b