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Investing Topics: Pipelines

Keep an Eye on November Elections

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 4, 2018
For most people, November elections are about which party will control the House of Representatives and the US Senate. That’s important. But for regulated utilities, the most critical outcomes are always the state and local races.

Why MLPs Will Recover

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 19, 2018
It always seems darkest before the dawn. But a brighter day is on the way for battered energy master limited partnerships (MLPs).

03/16/18: Master Limited Partnerships and the Wrath of FERC

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 16, 2018
The Alerian MLP Index has shed 16 percent of its value since Jan. 29, more than wiping out the gains over the prior month and a half. This selling has pulled this basket of 40 prominent master limited partnerships (MLP) to its lowest point in more than two years. Yesterday’s sharp selloff stemmed from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) ruling that MLPs can no longer recover an income tax allowance on regulated interstate pipelines that operate under cost-of-service agreements.

Getting over the Hump: Another Batch of Earnings Updates

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 26, 2018
More than two-thirds of the companies tracked in our Utility Report Card have announced quarterly results and guidance. We update our ratings and comments on last week's reporters.

Earnings Season Likely Brings More Dividend Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 4, 2018
Earnings season is the time when management teams usually update guidance and announce dividend policies.

Why Kinder Morgan’s Earnings Matter

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 25, 2018
Midstream heavyweight Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) kicked off fourth-quarter earnings season for the energy sector last week. Here are our thoughts.

Steady as She Grows

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 10, 2017
Holiday shopping for stocks? This Canadian powerhouse offers a unique value proposition for conservative investors in search of a safe yield with substantial upside.  

No Longer A Keystone for TransCanada

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 6, 2017
We explore what the Nebraska Public Service Commission's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline's cross-border segment really means for TransCanada Corp.

Three Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2017
Three members of the Endangered Dividends List have cut their payouts since the October 2017 issue.

A Handful of Upgrades

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 8, 2017
Company-specific developments warrant higher buy targets for a trio of our Portfolio holdings.

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