The Alerian MLP index gained 0.61% for the week. In comparison the S&P 500 was down 2.64%. This was the second consecutive week with the AMZ up and SPX down. There were 17 new 52-week highs among the MLP and related companies followed on MLPData and no new lows. The overall markets were uncertain with negative news from China, however, Enable Midstream Partners, priced their IPO at the midpoint amongst strong demand for a small float issuance, moving units up 10% in an otherwise negative market. Vinson & Elkins and the WSJ both disclose that the IRS, which as recently as April 4th provided an opinion, are on pause for any further PLR guidance as they review criteria.
Unit Value Winners and Losers
The week's top performer, Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP) benefited from the Analyst Day indication that there are more significant assets available to drop down from its sponsor. PSXP will report Q1 results on April 30. Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP) continues to benefit from uncertainty concerning Russian natural gas exports to Ukraine and Western Europe and their relative advantage in DOE and FERC approvals.
On the loser side, Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP) came to market with a secondary equity offering this week to finance the Augusta frac sand purchase, which we calculate to be highly accretive and in support of their growth targets.
Share Issuance News
Other issuance in registration includes GasLog, Foresight Energy Partners and PBF Logistics LP.
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ETF, CEF and Mutual Fund Money Flows
Net Money Flow into MLP focused ETF and mutual funds dropped by 84% to $148 million, compared to the peak level of last week. Mutual funds picked up $96 million and ETFs $52 million. The four week average is $374 million.
Next Week's Earnings Calendar
Q1 earnings kick off next week with the three Kinder Morgan companies listed as the only MLPs for the week. In advance of their announcement, the below is a 2 year total return profile for (NYSE:KMP) which presumes current yield and the distribution estimates from prominent analysts
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