Deutsche Bank's top picks as pipeline, MLP payouts exceed estimates

|By:, SA News Editor

Deutsche Bank's MLP analysts point to significant trends shown in Q3 reports it says indicate an improved outlook for the natural gas and MLP sectors; the annualized rate of dividend growth among the nat gas companies rose to 13.9% from ~12% earlier this year, and the MLPs’ annualized rate of distribution growth rose to 8.7% from 7%.

The firm's top MLP names to buy: Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), Kinder Morgan Partners (KMP), Plains All American Pipeline (PAA), Western Gas Partners (WES), Access Midstream Partners (ACMP).