Latest Valuentum Commentary
Oct 29, 2017
Dividend Increases/Decreases for the Week Ending October 27
Let's take a look at companies raising/lowering their dividends this week.
Oct 25, 2017
Kinder Morgan Versus Enterprise Products Partners?
Image Source: Stefan Baudy. Question: Valuentum's latest note on Kinder Morgan hinted the company's situation is improving, even though its ratings are weaker than Enterprise Products Partners'. Would you please compare these companies? Is Valuentum saying Kinder Morgan is a better bet than Enterprise Products Partners because Kinder Morgan is a corporation and not an master limited partnership?
Oct 19, 2017
Kinder Morgan’s Dividend Growth For Next Year Is Achievable; Here's Why
Image Source: Roy Luck. After its infamous dividend cut, Kinder Morgan is getting things back on track. We applaud management for its ability to bounce back from a tumultuous energy-resource pricing environment.
Aug 17, 2017
Recent Stock Drops; Dividend Cut Coming at Plains?
Image Shown: Plains All American's stock price may be building in a distribution cut that may materialize in the near term. Several companies disappointed the Street as of late. Though the broader equity markets have been generally calm and steadily-advancing, some underlying constituents have been anything but.
Jul 7, 2017
MLP Speak: A Critique of Distributable Cash Flow
Let’s talk about a controversial metric that is used in master limited partnership (MLP) reporting. Just how useful is it, and should it be allowed?
May 1, 2017
Seeking Balance: What’s Happening in the Crude Oil and Iron Ore Markets
Image Source: Sollven Melindo. Commodity prices are notoriously volatile as the global markets often struggle to maintain a sustainable balance of supply-demand. Let’s take a look at some recent developments and coming events that are impacting the prices of crude oil and iron ore.
Apr 28, 2017
More First-Quarter Earnings Flying In: GM, Ford, Big Oil and More
Image Source: General Motors. GM’s dividend yield and valuation opportunity are incredible, while Microsoft’s free cash flow generation and solid net cash position speak to tremendous dividend strength. We liked what we saw out of Union Pacific during the first quarter, and you have to be aware of Big Oil’s bloated balance sheets. All of this and more included in this piece.
Feb 27, 2017
Valuentum's Brian Nelson to Present at CFA Society of Houston
Valuentum's Brian Nelson has been invited to speak at the CFA Society of Houston in March of this year! Mr. Nelson will walk through his experiences in valuation and financial statement analysis within the stock selection process to help portfolio managers learn how to optimize the strength and resilience of client portfolios--those either built for capital appreciation or income, or both.
Jan 26, 2017
Alert: Trading MLPs, Adding Boeing, Adding Hanesbrands
Image Source: Ken Teegardin. We’re on the move January 26 in the Dividend Growth Newsletter portfolio.
Dec 10, 2016
Image: Returns Following the Trump Victory
The stock market is at all-time highs…again. Optimism about what the Trump administration might bring is the main driver, and many are pointing to reduced corporate taxes, translating to higher dividend payments, as reasons to be even more optimistic.
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