Energy Transfer Partners (ETP -1%) files plans to offer up to $1B in common units and debt...

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP -1%) files plans to offer up to $1B in common units and debt securities, as the pipeline operator looks to raise funds for general partnership purposes.
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  • Jimmpop
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    Most people who invest in M L P ' s don't understand how borrowing adds to the bottom line visa vie the tax treatment they recieve . Sunoco - brilliant move ! Watch this company grow and prosper .
    20 Aug 2012, 11:51 AM Reply Like
  • Sch
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    I think you are a little confused.
    ETP is not borrowing as in a cash loan. They are issueing more stock and other units.
    This dilutes the value of the stocks held by investors. More common shares in the float can lead to lower per share dividends unless the Company can sharply increase earnings, which can take years, if at all.
    When the news broke about the new shelf registration the stock dropped on high volume, which is indicative of large " players" getting out of the stock.
    20 Aug 2012, 11:41 PM Reply Like
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