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Investing Topics: Midstream

Another Midstream Meltdown

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Excessive leverage, diminished growth prospects and shrinking cash flow suggest that a distribution cut is inevitable for this midstream master limited partnership.

Pipelines And Politics

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 30, 2017
Could Donald Trump's support for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines foment local opposition to other energy projects?

Agility Test

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 11, 2016
Volatility defined this year’s action in utility stocks, giving agile investors an opportunity to juice their returns by buying and selling a bit more than usual.

More Midstream Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 11, 2016
Sunoco Logistics Partners LP's proposed acquisition of Energy Transfer Partners LP will result in a stealth distribution cut of 27 percent for the latter's unitholders. Meanwhile, Ferrellgas Partners LP slashed its payout by 81 percent. Readers who follow our Endangered Dividends List would have avoided this pain.

Content is King When It Sits on the Right Throne

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 25, 2016
AT&T follows Comcast Corp’s example with a bold move into the content side of the business. Here’s our take on the deal and third-quarter earnings from some of our core Portfolio holdings.

A New Growth Platform

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2016
We've added a new stock to our Top 10 DRIPs.

Safety Lags in Risk-On Environment

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2016
When the risk-off trade inevitably comes back in vogue, expect this defensive master limited partnership to benefit from the flight to quality.

Oncor on the Auction Block and Other M&A Tidbits

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 6, 2016
We review the recent mergers and acquisitions news in our coverage universe, including a flurry of deal closures and the sale of the former TXU Corp, now called Oncor.

Assets in All the Right Places

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 12, 2016
Investments in solar power, the electricity grid, pipelines and gas-fired power plants will drive earnings and dividend growth at this utility over the next five years.

Rally in Energy Prices Brings Relief

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 12, 2016
Sometimes a rising tide lifts all boats. The sharp recovery in oil and gas prices since mid-February has convinced all too many investors that the risk of further distribution cuts among energy-focused master limited partnerships (MLP) has declined. The immediate response to the indiscriminate selling of late 2015 and early 2016 has been a wave of indiscriminate buying. But selectivity will be critical going forward.

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