Category Archives: Income Analysis

After the Jobs Report, the Market Implies the Fed’s Ready to Raise

. Solid employment numbers suggest a near-term rate rise Following Friday’s jobs numbers, not only did the implied probability of a Fed rate hike rise to 70%, but the degree of the expected hike also increased from 0.125% to 0.375%.

Atlas Resource Partners: Top Upstream MLP Loser on November 11

United States Oil Fund In the last two parts, we analyzed the best and worst performing midstream MLPs on Wednesday, November 11. To put those movements into context, we’ll analyze the performance of energy-related ETFs and upstream MLPs on the

Broker Recommendations for Targa Resources Partners and TRGP

Consensus ratings for NGLS and TRGP Of the analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, 47% rate Targa Resources Partners (NGLS) a “buy,” and 53% rate it a “hold.” None of the analysts rate it a “sell.” The consensus target price for NGLS

Camden Property Trust Has Lower Leverage Than Industry Average

Higher leverage is essential for expansion As mentioned earlier, REITs such as Camden Property Trust (CPT) have to pay at least 90% of taxable income to investors as dividends. Higher dividend payout by many REITs forces management to go for

Turkey: Why It’s Important in Eurasia’s Power Equation

Gateway to Europe Turkey connects the European continent (FEZ) to the Middle East. Most of the pipeline projects that run through Europe have to go through Turkey because of its economic feasibility. Turkey hosts many of the working oil and

The Fed Notes the Continued Lack of Inflation

The Fed uses a different inflation measure The Fed prefers to use the PCE (personal consumption expenditure) index over the CPI (consumer price index) to guide its decisions, as PCE measures inflation. Enlarge Graph There are a few differences between the

What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Williams Partners?

Consensus estimates for Williams Partners In this part, we’ll look at what Wall Street analysts recommend for Williams Partners (WPZ) after its 3Q15 earnings announcement. On a broader level, ~53.8% of the analysts surveyed by Bloomberg rate Williams Partners a

Why Are Acquisitions and Dispositions Important to Camden?

Importance of acquisitions and dispositions Camden Property Trust’s (CPT) focus on property acquisitions and dispositions bodes well for its healthy growth. The company’s average monthly revenue has improved significantly over the past several years. This is mainly due to strong

Will the Fed Increase Rates in December?

Should investors get ready for a rate hike? The news that is keeping investors glued to their seats is whether the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates or not. Moreover, how will a rate hike impact the market? Higher interest

Cone Midstream Partners Rose after Its 3Q15 Earnings Announcement

Top gainers Cone Midstream Partners (CNNX) was the top gainer among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Tuesday, November 3. Cone Midstream Partners rose 26.9% after its earnings announcement. However, it’s still way below its price levels at the beginning

70% of Analysts Rate Phillips 66 Partners as a “Buy”

Analyst recommendations for PSXP Of the analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, 70% rate Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP) as a “buy,” and 30% rate it as a “hold.” None of the surveyed analysts rate it as a “sell.” The consensus target price

Williams Partners’ 3Q15 Earnings: Its Operating Results

Williams Partners’ revenue Williams Partners (WPZ) reported its 3Q15 earnings on October 29. Its 3Q15 revenue fell to $1.8 billion from $2.0 billion in 3Q14—a YoY (year-over-year) fall of ~10.7%. The fall in the revenue was mainly due to lower

Real Estate Investment Trusts Underperformed the Broad Market

REITs underperformed the broad market last week For the week ending November 20, 2015, the iShares US Real Estate ETF (IYR) and iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped (REM) underperformed the broad market index, SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY). Though

Large Rig Count Movers in Oil and Gas: Eagle Ford and Utica

Crude oil shale rig movements Among the key shale movements in the week ended November 6, the Eagle Ford shale lost three crude oil rigs. Meanwhile, the Permian Basin added four crude oil rigs, and the DJ-Niobrara Shale added one

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