Baird says buy MLPs now after seasonal weakness, upgrades PAA

MLPs have recently underperformed the broader market, consistent with historical seasonal patterns of weakness in November on tax-related sales, and Baird says it would buy now (

The seasonal performance trend provides an attractive tactical entry point on the group, Baird believes, driving upgrades of Plains All American (PAA), Crestwood Midstream (CMLP), Breitburn Energy (BBEP) and Summit Midstream (SMLP) to Outperform.

The firm also thinks Atlas Energy (ATLS), Atlas Resource (ARP), Legacy Reserves (LGCY) and Vanguard Natural (VNR) look relatively attractive and ripe for potential upgrades in the event of further weakness through Thanksgiving.

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  • caapt727
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    After looking at the article, I looked at the yahoo page for ATLS and saw that they lost $1.23 per share and ARP lost $1.15 per share. What is going to turn money loosing companies around so quickly?
    21 Nov 2013, 03:56 PM Reply Like
  • surfgeezer
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    MLP's don't use earnings. Look at FFO and what they are getting the Funds from as well as building.
    21 Nov 2013, 06:38 PM Reply Like
  • Pablomike
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    Baird downgraded BBEP Oct 22nd "seasonal weakness". The time to buy was on the offering low $18s not over $19 now.
    22 Nov 2013, 09:40 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    What about (RNF), (CVRR), and (TNH)? After big fall, I think (TNH) hit bottom. I also see brighter futures ahead for (RNF) and (CVRR) as they are nearing or done fixing their plants.
    24 Nov 2013, 09:07 PM Reply Like
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