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No Distribution Growth, but ETP Still a Solid Investment

Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP  ) announced its cash distributions for the fourth quarter of 2012, leaving the distribution unchanged for the 19th consecutive quarter. Although distribution growth is one of focal points for investors, Energy Transfer Partners is in a great position, securing more long-term fixed-fee contracts in addition to a 40% ownership of Sunoco Logistics Partners (NYSE: SXL  ) and Southern Union. With an increasing credit rating and growing cash flows, investors shouldn't worry about this quarters distribution. Check out the following video for more information on Energy Transfer Partners and the enormous potential ahead. 

The surge in oil and natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling is creating massive bottlenecks in takeaway capacity. However, this problem for producers creates a massive and immensely profitable opportunity for midstream companies. Energy Transfer Partners helps alleviate the gluts in supply with 23,500 miles of transformational pipelines. To see if ETP and its industry-leading yield will be a fit for you, click on this detailed premium report, which will supply you with a thorough analysis of this midstream.

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  • Report this Comment On January 31, 2013, at 9:05 AM, ferdiefor wrote:

    Are you kidding me? Here is a simple man's view of ETP. I sold ETP in late 2009 and switched into OKS share for share almost since both were selling at or near the same price.

    Four years later, OKS is selling at a split adjusted $118/share while ETP still languishes in the forties. I sold ETP for more than it is selling for today.

    Four years of superior distribution growth from OKS was also the result of my shift trade. Why did I sell ETP and replace with OKS; NO DISTRIBUTION GROWTH while many other MLPs were growing their distributions.

    Why is it that no one has simply said that ETP management screwed up and stayed in retail propane instead of redirecting capital in 2009 or before into more lucrative business opportunities?

    There is no value in a stock that has been dead for four years when another stock has more than doubled and given shareholders quarter after quarer of great distribution growth for the past four years.

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