Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, upstream MLP BreitBurn Energy Partners has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BreitBurn and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Los Angeles (2006)
Oil and gas exploration and production
CEO Halbert Washburn
COO Mark Pease
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$4.5 million / $1.1 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 527 members who have rated BreitBurn believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Taking everything together, the company has enough reserves to secure its current distribution of more than 9% for years to come. The company also has a nice inventory of future organic growth projects as well as the financial flexibly to continue to acquire additional reserves. This has given management the confidence to target a 5% annual distribution increase. When you add it all up, BreitBurn has the solid foundation you want as an income seeking investor.
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