I use a basic rule of thumb for the pass-through type dividend stocks: Over time, the share price should increase at a rate similar to the distribution growth rate. Coal producer Alliance Resource Partners LP (NASDAQ:ARLP) has put up a convincing record that forecasts a continued future of mid-teens total annual returns for years to come.
Note: MLP companies such as Alliance Resource Partners have units and pay distributions. The words stock, shares and dividends may be used here with the understanding that the rules of MLP units apply including the tax consequences of investing in MLP units.
Alliance Resource Partners owns and runs coal mining operations in five states divided into three operating regions:...
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