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08/11/14: Our Take on the Kinder Morgan Mega-Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 11, 2014

Last night, Kinder Morgan Inc. announced a series of transactions to acquire all outstanding equity interests in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, Kinder Morgan Management LLC and El Paso Pipeline Partners LP. Here's our take.

08/01/14: An Early Birthday Present from Windstream Holdings

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 1, 2014

Sell Windstream Holdings for a more than 50 percent gain.

NRG Energy: Now Worth A Higher Target Price

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 19, 2014

NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) has roughly matched the 13 percent average return of my Aggressive Holdings since July 31, 2013—when the Portfolio was formed. Three developments over the past week, however, promise to propel the stock much higher, earning it a higher buy up to target of 32.

03/03/14: KMP’s Maintenance CAPEX

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 4, 2014

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE: KMP) doesn't understate the maintenance capital expenditures in its natural-gas pipeline segment.

02/26/14: Thank You, Barron’s

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 26, 2014

Nothing has changed since we first responded to Hedgeye Risk Management’s attack on Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE: KMP)--except that these views appeared in Barron’s, a magazine widely read by the retail investors that make up much of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ investor base.

01/22/14: So Much Depends on Just Energy’s Fiscal Third Quarter

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 22, 2014

Shares of Just Energy Group plunged 7.6 percent today after the firm announced plans to issue up to US$150 million in convertible bonds.

01/22/14: Verizon Communications: The Financial Media Still Doesn’t Get It

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 22, 2014

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) posted solid fourth-quarter earnings yesterday, demonstrating once again why the stock is a foundational holding for income-seeking investors.

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.



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