May 31, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which energy editor and analyst Joel South and senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discuss topics across the investing world.
In this edition, Joel continues to search the top performing midstream companies in the energy sector so far in 2012. Next up on the list is Atlas Energy, whose share price has rallied 44% so far this year. This MLP derives its revenue from its partnerships, which have paid off sizably -- particularly its pipeline partnership. However, with all MLPs, the only way to increase distributions is through organic and acquisitive growth. Can Atlas keep growing and continue dropping down assets to improve the distributions received from its partners? Check out the video below to see what’s in store for the company.
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