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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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