My focus for 2014 will be on dividend paying stocks.
My blog is based on research to find the best equities too add to my portfolio. This blog is for educational purposes only and helps me with my portfolio planning. These dividend paying stocks are great for Pension Funds, Custodial Accounts, IRA's (Individual Retirement Accounts), UGMA's (Uniform Gifts to Minors Act), Trust Funds, College Summer Break Fund, Christmas Club Accounts, Mom I need some money to go to Barbados on Spring Break Fund, Dad I need your credit card to buy a new Computer Fund, Grandpa I need a new Car Fund, Grandma I need a new wardrobe for School Fund, Individual Investment Accounts and I just want to go somewhere fund.
Dividend yields are from 12/19/2013.
Div/yield changes often.
***Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE:ARP)
Description: Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (Atlas Resource Partners), is an independent developer and producer of natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids (NYSE:NGL), with operations in basins across the United States. The Company is a sponsor and manager of investment partnerships, in which it co-invests, to finance a portion of its natural gas and oil production activities. During the year ended December 31, 2012, its average daily net production was approximately 77.2 million cubic feet equivalent. On December 20, 2012, it completed the acquisition of DTE Gas Resources, LLC from DTE Energy Company. In August 2013, Atlas Resource Partners LP announced the acquisition of natural gas assets from EP Energy E&P Company, L.P. Address: Park Place Corporate Center One, 4th Flr Suite 400, 1000 Commerce Drive PITTSBURGH, PA 15275. United States. +1-412-4890006 (Phone) +1-302-6365454 (Fax)
Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BKEP)
Description: Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P., is a limited partnership with operations in twenty-three states. The Company provides integrated terminalling, storage, processing, gathering and transportation services for companies engaged in the production, distribution and marketing of crude oil and asphalt product. The Company operates in four segments: crude oil terminalling and storage services, crude oil pipeline services, crude oil trucking and producer field services, and asphalt services. The Company's operations are conducted through its subsidiaries. The Company's general partner is jointly owned by Blueknight Energy Holding, Inc. and CB-Blueknight, LLC. The Company's general partner has no business or operations other than managing its business. Address: Suite 200, 201 NW 10th OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 74013. United States. +1-405-2786400 (Phone) +1-302-6555049 (Fax)
***Breitburn Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:BBEP)
Description: BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. is an independent oil and gas partnership focused on the acquisition, exploitation and development of oils and gas properties in the United States. Its assets consist primarily of crude oil and natural gas reserves located primarily in the Antrim Shale and several non-Antrim formations in Michigan, the Evanston, Green River, Wind River, Big Horn and Powder River Basins in Wyoming, the Los Angeles and San Joaquin Basins in California, the Sunniland Trend in Florida, and the New Albany Shale in Indiana and Kentucky. In November 2012, it completed the acquisition of oil and natural gas properties from AEO (AEO Acquisition) located in the Belridge Field in the San Joaquin Basin in Kern County, California. In July 2013, Breitburn Energy Partners LP announced that it has completed the acquisition of oil properties and associated midstream assets in the Oklahoma Panhandle from Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation. Address: Suite 4800, 515 South Flower Street LOS ANGELES, CA. 90071-2241. United States. +1-213-2255900 (Phone) +1-302-6555049 (Fax)
Div/yield 0.54/6.96 Sector: Telecommunications Services >
Description: CenturyLink, Inc. (CenturyLink) is an integrated communications company. The Company is engaged primarily in providing a range of communications services to its residential, business, governmental and wholesale customers. The Company's communications services include local and long-distance, network access, private line, public access, broadband, data, managed hosting (including cloud hosting), colocation, Wireless and video services. In certain local and regional markets, the Company also provides local access and fiber transport services to competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) and security monitoring. The Company operates in four segments: Regional markets, Wholesale markets, Enterprise markets-network and Enterprise markets-data hosting. In November 2013, CenturyLink Inc acquired Tier 3 LLC. Address: 100 CenturyLink Drive MONROE, LA 71203.United States. +1-318-388-9000 (Phone)
Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE:SID)
Description: Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN) is a Brazil-based company primarily engaged in the steel industry. The Company divides its business into five segments: Steel sector, which is involved in the production, distribution and marketing of flat steel, galvanized steel and metal packaging; Mining sector, which is active in the production of iron ore; Cement sector, which is involved in the manufacture of cement, as well as in the exploration of limestone and dolomite; Logistics sector, which consists of two railway companies and a hub port, and Energy sector, which includes investments in energy generation projects to guarantee the Company's self-sufficiency. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had a number of subsidiaries, such as Companhia Metalic Nordeste, Inal Nordeste SA, CSN Acos Longos SA, Companhia Metalurgica Prada, Sepetiba Tecon SA, CSN Energia SA, Transnordestina Logistica SA, Estanho de Rondonia SA and CSN Cimentos SA, among others. Address: 19 e 20 andares e 15 andar (parte) Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3.400 Itaim Bibi SAO PAULO, 04538-132 Brazil.
DCP Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:DPM)
Description: DCP Midstream Partners, LP is engaged in the business of gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, storing and selling natural gas; transporting, storing and selling propane in wholesale markets, and producing, fractionating, transporting, storing and selling natural gas liquids (NGLs) and condensate. Its operations are organized into three business segments: Natural Gas Services, Wholesale Propane Logistics and NGL Logistics. In April 2012, it completed the dropdown of the remaining 66.67% interest in DCP Southeast Texas Holdings, GP from the owner of its general partner, DCP Midstream, LLC. In July 2012, the Company completed the acquisition of the Crossroads system from Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. In April 2013, it raised its stake to 80% from 33.33% by acquiring a further 46.67% stake in DCP SC Texas GP. In January 2012, we acquired the remaining 49.9% of the limited liability company interests in East Texas from DCP Midstream, LLC. Address:Suite 2500, 370 17th Street DENVER, CO 80202.United States. +1-303-6332900 (Phone) +1-303-6332900 (Fax)
***Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:FTR)
Description: Frontier Communications Corporation (Frontier) is a communications company providing services primarily to rural areas and small and medium-sized towns and cities in the United States. The Company offers a range of voice, data, Internet, and television services and products, some that are available a la carte, and others that are available as bundled or packaged solutions. It operated in 27 states, and was the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC), with approximately 5.3 million access lines and 1.8 million broadband connections as of December 31, 2011. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company added approximately 45,200 new High-Speed Internet (HSI) subscribers, net. At December 31, 2011, it had approximately 1,764,200 HSI customers. Throughout its properties, Frontier offers a video product through DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) and, in addition, it offers fiber optic video services in three states. It added approximately 26,100 video subscribers, net during 2011. Address: 3 High Ridge Park STAMFORD, CT 06905. United States.
+1-203-6145600 (Phone) +1-203-2602640 (Fax)
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:KMP)
Sector: Energy > Industry: Oil Related Services and Equipment - NEC
Description: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. KMP. The Company operates in five business segments: Products Pipelines, Natural Gas Pipelines, carbon dioxide (CO2), Terminals and Kinder Morgan Canada. In August 2012, the Company acquired Tennessee Gas Pipeline (NYSE:TGP) and a 50% interest in El Paso Natural Gas (EPNG) pipeline from Kinder Morgan, Inc. In November 2012, Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP acquired Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission (KMIGT), Trailblazer Pipeline Company, the Casper-Douglas natural gas processing and West Frenchie Draw treating facilities in Wyoming, and KMP's 50% interest in the Rockies Express Pipeline. Effective March 1, 2013, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (Kinder Morgan Energy) acquired the remaining 50% interest, in El Paso Midstream Group Inc. In May 2013, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP acquired the entire share capital of Copano Energy LLC. Address: Suite 1000, 1001 Louisiana Street HOUSTON, TX 77002. United States. +1-713-3699457 (Phone) +1-302-6365454 (Fax)
KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR)
Description: KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) is a global investment company. The Company's business offers a broad range of investment management services to the Company's fund investors and provides capital markets services to its firm, its portfolio companies and other third parties. The Company conducts its business with offices throughout the world, providing the Company with a global platform for sourcing transactions, raising capital and carrying out capital markets activities. Effective September 24, 2013, KKR & Co LP acquired PRA International, a provider of clinical research services, from Genstar Capital LLC, and ReSearch Pharmaceutical Services Inc, a provider of clinical research services, from Warburg Pincus LLC. In October 2013, KKR & Co LP acquired an undisclosed minority stake in Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd. In October 2013, KKR & Co LP acquired Mitchell International Inc . Address: Suite 4200, 9 West 57th Street NEW YORK, NY 10019 United States. Companies Merged
KKR Financial Holdings LLC: Description: KKR Financial Holdings LLC is a specialty finance company focused on a range of asset classes. The Company's holdings primarily consist of below investment grade syndicated corporate loans, also known as leveraged loans, high yield debt securities, private equity, interests in joint ventures and partnerships, and working and royalty interests in oil and gas properties. It operates in three segments: Credit, Natural resources, and other. Credit segment includes primarily below investment grade corporate debt comprised of senior secured and unsecured loans, mezzanine loans, private and public equity investments, high yield bonds, and distressed and stressed debt securities. Natural Resources segment consists of non-operated working and overriding royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties. Natural Resources segment excludes private equity focused on the oil and gas sector. Other segment includes all other portfolio holdings, including commercial real estate. Address: 50th Floor 555 California Street SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104. United States. +1-415-3153620 (Phone) +1-302-6555049 (Fax)
Linn Energy LLC (NYSE:LINE)
Description: Linn Energy, LLC (LINN Energy) is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in acquiring, developing and maximizing cash flow from a growing portfolio of long-life oil and natural gas assets. The Company's properties are located in the United States in the Mid-Continent, the Hugoton Basin, the Green River Basin, the Permian Basin, Michigan, Illinois, the Williston/Powder River Basin, California and east Texas. Proved reserves at December 31, 2012, were 4,796 billions of cubic feet equivalent, of which approximately 24% were oil, 54% were natural gas and 22% were natural gas liquids (NGL). On July 31, 2012, the Company completed the acquisition of certain oil and natural gas properties in the Jonah Field located in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming from BP America Production Company (NYSE:BP). Address: SUITE 5100, 600 TRAVIS HOUSTON, TX 77002. United States. +1-281-8404000 (Phone) +1-302-6555049 (Fax)
LinnCo LLC (NASDAQ:LNCO)
Description: Linn Co, LLC (Linn Co) sole purpose is to own LINN Energy, LLC (LINN) units. LINN is focused on the development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties, which include various producing basins within the United States. LINN's properties are located in eight operating regions. It includes Mid-Continent, which includes properties in Oklahoma, Louisiana and the eastern portion of the Texas Panhandle; Hugoton Basin, which includes properties located primarily in Kansas and the Shallow Texas Panhandle; Green River Basin, which includes properties located in southwest Wyoming, and Permian Basin, which includes areas in west Texas and southeast New Mexico. On May 1, 2012, LINN completed the acquisition of certain oil and natural gas properties located in east Texas. In December 2013, Linn Energy LLC and Linn Co, LLC (Linn Co) announced the completion of the merger between LinnCo and Berry Petroleum Company (Berry), where LinnCo had acquired all of Berry's interest.
Address: Suite 5100, 600 Travis HOUSTON, TX 77002. United States. +1-281-8404000 (Phone) +1-302-6555049 (Fax)
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE:NMM)
Description: Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (Navios Partners) is an international owner and operator of dry cargo vessels formed by Navios Holdings. Navios GP L.L.C. (the General Partner), a wholly owned subsidiary of Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (Navios Holdings) acts as the general partner of Navios Partners and received a 2% general partner interest in Navios Partners. Navios Partners is engaged in the seaborne transportation services of a range of drybulk commodities, including iron ore, coal, grain and fertilizer, chartering its vessels under medium to long-term charters. On May 19, 2011, Navios Partners acquired from Navios Holdings the Navios Orbiter, a 76,602 deadweight Panamax vessel. On May 19, 2011, Navios Partners acquired from Navios Holdings the Navios Luz. In June 2012, the Company purchased the Navios Buena Ventura, a 2010 South-Korean-built Capesize vessel of 179,259 dwt from Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. Address: 85, Akti Miaouli St. PEIRAIAS, 185 38. Greece.
+30-21-04172050 (Phone) +30-21-04172070 (Fax)
Nordic American Tanker Ltd (NYSE:NAT)
Description: Nordic American Tankers Limited is an international tanker company. As of December 31, 2011, the Company owned 20 Suezmax tankers. The Company's vessels include Nordic Harrier, Nordic Hawk, Nordic Hunter, Nordic Voyager, Nordic Freedom, Nordic Fighter, Nordic Discovery, Nordic Saturn, Nordic Jupiter, Nordic Apollo and Nordic Moon. Its vessels also include Nordic Cosmos, Nordic Sprite, Nordic Grace, Nordic Mistral, Nordic Passat, Nordic Vega, Nordic Breeze, Nordic Aurora and Nordic Zenith. In September 2011, the Company acquired the vessel, Nordic Aurora. It chartered all of its vessels in the spot market pursuant to a cooperative arrangement with Gemini Tankers LLC until November 24, 2011. In November 2011, the Orion Tankers pool was established with Orion Tankers Ltd. as pool manager and its vessels were transferred from the Gemini Tankers LLC arrangement to the Orion Tankers pool. On December 17, 2012, the Company acquired 100% interest in Scandic American Shipping Ltd. Address: LOM Building, 27 Reid Street HAMILTON, HM11 Bermuda.
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM)
Description: Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (Och-Ziff) is an institutional alternative asset managers. The Company serves the investment needs of a diversified institutional base, providing asset management services through its funds, which pursue a range of global investment opportunities. The Company manages multi-strategy funds, credit funds, CLOs, real estate funds and other alternative investment vehicles. Its funds make investments in many regions around the world offered by few alternative asset management firms. The Company conducts its operations through its segment, the Och-Ziff Funds segment, which provides asset management services to its hedge funds and other alternative investment vehicles. Its Other Operations primarily consists of its real estate business, which provides asset management services to its real estate funds. Address: 9 West 57th Street NEW YORK, NY 10019 United States.
Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A)
Description: Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) is an independent oil and gas company, based in the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. Upstream combines the operating segments Upstream International and Upstream Americas, which are engaged in searching for and recovering crude oil and natural gas, the liquefaction and transportation of gas, the extraction of bitumen from oil sands and converting it into synthetic crude oil, and wind energy. Downstream segment is engaged in manufacturing, distribution and marketing activities for oil products and chemicals, alternative energy (excluding wind), and carbon dioxide (CO2) management. Corporate segment represents the key support functions, such as Shell's holdings, treasury and self-insurance organization. The Company operates through numerous subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and North America. Address: Carel van Bylandtlaan 16 'S-GRAVENHAGE, 2596 HR. Netherlands. +31-70-3771365 (Phone) +31-70-3773953 (Fax)
Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL)
Description: Seadrill Limited an offshore drilling contractor providing worldwide offshore drilling services to the oil and gas industry. Its primary business is the ownership and operation of jack-up rigs, tender rigs, semi-submersible rigs and drillships for operations in shallow, mid and deepwater areas, and in benign and harsh environments. The Company operates in three segments: floaters, jack-up rigs and tender rigs. Seadrill owns and operates a fleet of offshore drilling units, which consist of semi-submersible rigs, drillships, jack-up rigs and tender rigs, including units, which is under construction, which consists of drillships, semi-submersible rig, jack-up rigs and tender rigs. In addition, it operates approximately five tender rigs in association with Varia Perdana Sdn Bhd (Varia Perdana) and it provides the construction supervision, project management, and commercial management to all three new building jack-up rigs of Asia Offshore Drilling (NYSE:AOD). Address: Par-la-Ville Place 14 Par-la-Ville Road, 1593 PO Box HM HAMILTON, HM 08 Bermuda.
Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL)
Description: Ship Finance International Limited (Ship Finance) is engaged primarily in the ownership and operation of vessels and offshore related assets, and also involved in the charter, purchase and sale of assets. The Company operates through subsidiaries, partnerships and branches located in Bermuda, Cyprus, Malta, Liberia, Norway, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Marshall Islands. As of April 12, 2013, its assets consisted of 24 oil tankers, 12 drybulk carriers, 11 container vessels (including two chartered-in 13,800 twenty-foot equivalent unit (NYSE:TEU) vessels), two car carriers, one jack-up drilling rig, three ultra-deepwater drilling units, six offshore supply vessels and two chemical tankers. Its oil tankers and chemical tankers are all double-hull vessels. Address: Par-la-Ville Place 14 Par-la-Ville Road, 1593 PO Box HM HAMILTON, HM 08 Bermuda. +1-441-2959500 (Phone) +1-441-2953494 (Fax)
Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT)
Description: Total SA is a France-based integrated international oil and gas company. It is an integrated international oil and gas company and a chemicals manufacturer. Total engages in all aspects of the petroleum industry, including Upstream operations (oil exploration and production, together with activities related to natural gas), Refining & Chemicals (refining, petrochemicals, speciality chemicals, crude oil trading and shipping) and Marketing & Services (focused on the supply and sale of petroleum products, together with activities related to renewable energy). In April 12, 2013, it inaugurated the partnership with Veolia Environnement SA the Osilub plant. In July 2013, it sold its TIGF (Transport et Infrastructures Gaz France), gas transport and storage business. In September 2013, it announced the transfer to The National Gas Company of Trinidad &Tobago of all of its E&P assets in Trinidad through the sale of Total E&P Trinidad B.V and Elf Exploration Trinidad B.V. Address: 2 place Jean Millier, LA DEFENSE 6 COURBEVOIE, 92400 France.
Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC. (NASDAQ:VNR)
Description: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (Vanguard) is focused on the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Through the Company's operating subsidiaries, it owns properties and oil and natural gas reserves located in nine operating areas: the Arkoma Basin in Arkansas and Oklahoma; the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and Montana; the Piceance Basin in Colorado; South Texas; the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana; the Wind River Basin in Wyoming; the Powder River Basin in Wyoming; and Mississippi. On December 22, 2011, the Company acquired additional working interest in the certain oil and natural gas properties located in Mississippi. On June 29, 2012, the Company acquired natural gas and liquids assets from Antero Resources. On December 31, 2012, it consummated the previously announced acquisition of natural gas and liquids assets from Bill Barrett Corporation. Address: Suite 3000, 5847 San Felipe HOUSTON, TX 77057. United States. +1-832-3272255 (Phone) +1-832-3272260 (Fax)
Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR)
Description: Vector Group Ltd is a holding company. The Company operates in tobacco and real estate. The Tobacco segment consists of the manufacture and sale of cigarettes. The Real Estate segment includes the Company's investments in consolidated and non-consolidated real estate businesses. It is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States through its Liggett Group LLC (Liggett) and Vector Tobacco Inc. (Vector Tobacco) subsidiaries, and the real estate business through its New Valley LLC (New Valley) subsidiary, which is seeking to acquire additional operating companies and real estate properties. New Valley has real estate-related investments, including Douglas Elliman Realty (50% interest), New Valley Oaktree Chelsea Eleven LLC (40% interest) and Fifty Third-Five Building LLC (50% interest), Sesto Holdings S.r.L (7.2% interest), 1107 Broadway (5% interest), NV SOCAL LLC (26% interest) and HFZ East 68th Street (18% interest), where other partners hold interests. Address: 10TH FLOOR, 4400 BISCAYNE BOULEVARD MIAMI, FL 33131. United States. +1-305-5798000 (Phone) +1-302-6555049 (Fax)
VimpelCom Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIP)
Description: VimpelCom Ltd. (VimpelCom) is a holding company. The Company operates in Mobile Telecommunications Businessand Fixed-Line Telecommunications and Fixed Internet Business. The Company offers mobile telecommunications services to its subscribers, which include mobile telecommunications services under contract and prepaid plans for both corporate and consumer segments; value added and call completion services; access to both national and international roaming services; wireless Internet access and other services. It offers voice, data and Internet services to corporations, operators and consumers using metropolitan overlay network. On April 23, 2012, VimpelCom sold its indirect 49% interest in GTEL Mobile to GTEL Transmit and Infrastructure Service One Member Company Limited (GTEL Transmit). As on February 27, 2012, it held 100% interest in New Telephone Company (NYSE:NTC). On November 21, 2011, VimpelCom acquired from its local partner additional 8% participatory interest in LLC (Tacom). Address: Claude Debusseylaan 88 AMSTERDAM, 1082 MD Netherlands.
Additional disclosure: Portfolio Holdings include: ARP, BBEP, FTR. MBA Program in Global Business Management at American Military University(Military Brat not a Veteran) begins Spring of 2014.