Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 10:24 AM
When the grasping for yield goes bad: BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (BPT -5.9%) adds to recent losses, now off 27% in 2 weeks. The entire royalty trust sector has been shaken of late thanks to payout cuts at several (HGT, SJT, DOM), and the idea prices for these popular income plays have gotten far ahead of what they could ever pay out.
24 Comments[Energy, On the Move]
Saturday, August 25, 2012, 8:00 AM
Royalty trusts are great (and popular) - up until a dividend cut can seriously ding their unit prices. Oil and gas wells and mines get more depleted, and thus yields are doomed to decline. Great investments at times, the trusts are far from bargains today, with many investors apparently willing to buy on current yield alone.
7 Comments[Commodities, Energy]