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Growth at reasonable price, mutual fund analyst

Alon USA Partners: Performance And Spread Correlated, Offering 35% Return

Last year (2013) was not a good one for the investors of Alon USA Partners LP (NYSE:ALDW) as the share price declined by approximately 23.58 percent during the trailing twelve months. The reason behind the decline in the stock price was the lower West Texas Sour "WTS" - West Texas Intermediate "WTI" spreads during the period. Now that the spreads are improving I believe that the company will be able to report better results in fiscal year 2014. Although the product prices like gasoline and diesel are likely to decline an increase in the spreads will help the company to report decent results. Therefore, after incorporating these factors into the valuation, the intrinsic value of the stock is...

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