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More top-performing CAPS members are getting that bullish feeling for Pengrowth Energy Trust (NYSE:PGH) lately, enough to upgrade it from its long held four-star rank to a more formidable five stars. A total of 813 members have given their opinion on the oil and gas property owner, with many of them offering analysis and commentary explaining the recent optimism.

Energy investors have been whipsawed in the past year -- going from big gains in  companies such as Chesapeake (NYSE:CHK) and XTO (NYSE:XTO) early this year to a dramatic fall in commodity prices that has led many energy companies, including Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) and Canadian Natural Resources (NYSE:CNQ), to dramatically slow operations.

As nearly all energy-related stocks have faced selling pressure over the past several months, many investors are looking to the Canadian Royalty Trust sector for value in stocks such as Pengrowth, Harvest Energy Trust (NYSE:HTE), and Penn West Energy (NYSE:PWE). The attractiveness of Pengrowth and similar Canadian Royalty Trusts is the regular, sizable cash payouts it makes in exchange for Canadian government tax incentives.

And although Pengrowth reduced its monthly payout by 25% recently and the Canadian government has changed its tax policy toward the group, investors still have a couple of years of monthly distribution payments before the new tax changes take effect. If the company maintains its lowered distribution rate for 2009, that still equates to roughly a 22.5% return on money invested today.                   

With the company generating record cash flow from operations in its third quarter, many CAPS investors remain bullish, with 96% of those rating Pengrowth Energy Trust expecting it to outperform the market.

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