MLP Protocol 101714

MLP Protocol Weekly Snapshot report: (click to open, contains contact info, email is preferred) MLPP 101714 Snapshot vFree

Added Quarterly Average Crude Value Chain Prices page.

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Short Interest Trends for the Kinder Morgan Group 101314

Below please find an update on the total number of shares and units sold short across the four Kinder Morgan entities. The following chart shows the total number of units or shares sold short for each name since September of 2012. The data is somewhat delayed, typically 10-12 days.

KM Short Interest Trend 101314 v1

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KM Short Interest Trend 101314 v2

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The vertical black dashed lines under the “X’s” mark the Ex-Dividend or Ex-Distribution dates for the entities. You may notice that some of the short positions tend to get covered prior to the Ex dates so they do not have to pay the dividends/distributions. Technically the data is as of the close on the date shown and not continuous data for every day, so the entire short position could be covered prior to the Ex date and then put back on the following day.

Two week change in the amount of units/shares sold short:

  • KMI: Up 7.0%
  • KMP: Down 20.2%
  • KMR: Down 18.1%
  • EPB: Down 11.4%

If you are a retail investor and shorting these names, please pay attention to the Ex-Dividend / Ex-Distribution dates so you don’t also have to pay the dividend/distributions. In addition, you should also take into account your additional cost to borrow each security from your broker. Many MLPs are typically “Hard to Borrow” so assuming your broker finds you units to borrow to short they may charge a high rate.

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Short Interest Trends for the Atlas Energy Group 101314

Below please find an update on the total number of units sold short across the three Atlas Energy entities. The following chart shows the total number of units sold short for each name since April of 2013. The data is somewhat delayed, typically 10-12 days.

Atlas Energy Short Interest Trends 101314

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Two week change in the amount of units sold short:

  • ATLS: Up 2.4%
  • APL: Down 2.9%
  • ARP: Up 8.0%

On Monday October 13, Targa Resources Partners LP and Targa Resources Corp. announced plans to acquire Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. and Atlas Energy, L.P. (Press Release). This announcement is likely to cause a drop in short interest for ATLS and APL.

If you are a retail investor and shorting these names, please pay attention to the Ex-Distribution dates so you don’t also have to pay the distributions. In addition, you should also take into account your additional cost to borrow each security from your broker. Many MLPs are typically “Hard to Borrow” so assuming your broker finds you units to borrow to short, they may charge a high rate.

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MLP Protocol 101014

MLP Protocol Weekly Snapshot report: (click to open, contains contact info, email is preferred) MLPP 101014 Snapshot vFree

Current MLP Market Conditions:

 

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MLP Protocol 100314

MLP Protocol Weekly Snapshot report: (click to open, contains full contact information) MLPP 100314 Snapshot vFree

Added back some Yield versus Growth charts

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Short Interest Trends for the Kinder Morgan Group 092914

Below please find an update on the total number of shares and units sold short across the four Kinder Morgan entities. The following chart shows the total number of units or shares sold short for each name since September of 2012. The data is somewhat delayed, typically 10-12 days.

KM Short Interest Trend 092914 v1

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KM Short Interest Trend 092914 v2

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The vertical black dashed lines under the “X’s” mark the Ex-Dividend or Ex-Distribution dates for the entities. You may notice that some of the short positions tend to get covered prior to the Ex dates so they do not have to pay the dividends/distributions. Technically the data is as of the close on the date shown and not continuous data for every day, so the entire short position could be covered prior to the Ex date and then put back on the following day.

Two week change in the amount of units/shares sold short:

  • KMI: Up 13.2%
  • KMP: Down 31.7%
  • KMR: Down 2.1%
  • EPB: Down 35.0%

If you are a retail investor and shorting these names, please pay attention to the Ex-Dividend / Ex-Distribution dates so you don’t also have to pay the dividend/distributions. In addition, you should also take into account your additional cost to borrow each security from your broker. Many MLPs are typically “Hard to Borrow” so assuming your broker finds you units to borrow to short they may charge a high rate.

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Short Interest Trends for the Atlas Energy Group 092914

Below please find an update on the total number of units sold short across the three Atlas Energy entities. The following chart shows the total number of units sold short for each name since April of 2013. The data is somewhat delayed, typically 10-12 days.

Atlas Energy Short Interest Trends 092914

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Two week change in the amount of units sold short:

  • ATLS: Up 10.1%
  • APL: Up 0.6%
  • ARP: Up 7.7%

If you are a retail investor and shorting these names, please pay attention to the Ex-Distribution dates so you don’t also have to pay the distributions. In addition, you should also take into account your additional cost to borrow each security from your broker. Many MLPs are typically “Hard to Borrow” so assuming your broker finds you units to borrow to short, they may charge a high rate.

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