Editors Note: The merger between LINN Energy and Berry Petroleum was completed after this video was filmed.

LINN Energy (NASDAQOTH:LINEQ) is a very polarizing energy company. For each investor who fears something is amiss in the company's hedging strategy and accounting principles, there is another that sees this company as one that is well positioned to maintain that 10.2% dividend yield. But when you boil down LINN Energy to the its most fundamental business, you will find that LINN is a spectacular operator of long life, mature wells that churn out gobs of cash. More than anything else, that is why LINN Energy made our list of top energy stocks. 

Now that Linn Energy's operating group, LinnCo (UNKNOWN:LNCO.DL), has finished off Berry Petroleum (UNKNOWN:UNKNOWN), that's one more obstacle out of the way to make LINN an even stronger buy. Tune into the video below where Fool.com contributor Tyler Crowe gives more details on LINN and why it is a top stock.

Fool contributor Aimee Duffy has no position in any stocks mentioned. Fool contributor Tyler Crowe owns shares of Linn Energy, LLC. You can follow them on Twitter @TMFDuffy and @TylerCroweFool, respectively. 

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