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Income Insights

Q2 Takeaways from a Midstream Company that Matters

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 24, 2020

The numbers were never going to be pretty for North American energy midstream companies. Management teams warned this spring that Covid-19 fallout was crushing volumes on both the upstream and downstream ends of the business. But with Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) clearly managing these turbulent times, investors can afford to remain patient with this sector.

From Chevron to Sunrun: Energy M&A Heats Up

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 20, 2020

Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX) and Sunrun Inc (NSDQ: RUN) are weathering industry challenges far better than most rivals, positioning them on the leading edge of a building wave of energy mergers and acquisitions.

Despite DAPL, There’s Still Life in Midstream

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 8, 2020

The key for investors isn't the fate of one pipeline or another. It's how well-positioned companies are to handle a setback at an asset they own or are building. We win by focusing on the handful of companies that are best-positioned to emerge from this shakeout.

T-Mobile US: The Sprint Merger So Far

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 22, 2020

After a robust decade and a half following 1996 deregulation, large US telecom M&A had virtually evaporated. The exception: T-Mobile US’ (NSDQ: TMUS) merger with Sprint, which closed April 1, 2020.

How to and How Not to Play an American Real Estate Recovery

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 18, 2020

From shuttered stores and offices to surging unpaid rents, US landlords have suffered a body blow this year. And there’s more turbulence ahead, from short-term cash shortfalls to big changes in tenant preferences. But American property is hardly down for the count.

Dominion Wins a Battle, But Pipeline Wars Continue

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 16, 2020

On a 7-2 vote, SCOTUS overturned the lower court ruling that had rejected U.S. Forest Service authority to allow the ACP to cross the Appalachian Trail. Their decision affirms that jurisdiction. Completing the 600-mile project to link natural gas from Appalachia to demand in the Carolinas and Virginia, however, is not a done deal.

Frontier Communications: Chapter 11 is No Protection

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 29, 2020

Communications sector leaders are playing a long game just now, sacrificing revenue gains from surging communications traffic, while absorbing the costs of building leading positions for critical applications to serve the exploding digital economy.

Total SA: Affirming the Super Major Business Model

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 22, 2020

Total SA's (Paris: FP, NYSE: TOT) first-quarter results are a warning to those who would bet against the future of super majors. The environment is changing, but the business model is alive and well.

PG&E Restructuring Winds Up: Here’s What’s Next

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 18, 2020

Final certification isn’t until May 22. But preliminary voting results show a strong majority in favor of PG&E Corp’s (NYSE: PCG) restructuring plan, allowing the California utility to exit the bankruptcy it entered in January 2019.

NextEra’s Earnings Portend Well for Utilities and Renewable Energy

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 24, 2020

Heading into Q1 earnings reporting season, the big question for electric utilities was how big a hit COVID-19 fallout would deliver to demand for power. Now we have answers from first reporter NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).

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