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Feature Article

What We’re Looking for in Q2 Results

Q2 earnings season is upon us with the first Portfolio reporters already in the books. That means it’s time to lay out what we’re looking for in companies’ numbers and guidance to answer the following: Do underlying businesses of our recommended companies demonstrate sufficient strength to merit fresh money buys, or should we move on to something with a better risk/reward?

Endangered Dividends List

Shell Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: SHLX) is the seventh company in our Energy and Income Advisor coverage universe to cut its dividend in calendar 2021. The company announced a quarterly payout of 30 cents per share for payment August 13, a reduction of -34.8 percent from the previous level of 46 cents.

What’s Important from the Portfolio’s First Q2 Reporters

Stocks featured in this article: Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI), Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE: SLB) and Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN). Three Portfolio companies have released their results and updated guidance so far during Q2 earnings reporting season. Here’s a brief look at the details for this trio. See the Feature article for more on what we’re looking for with the stocks in our coverage universe.

Midstream Mergers Heat Up

Bids and counterbids: Pembina Pipeline’s (TSX: PPL, NYSE: PBA) offer to swap 0.5 of its shares for each share of fellow Canadian midstream company Inter Pipeline Ltd (TSX: IPL, OTC: IPPLF) has provoked a new effort from rival bidder Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (TSX: BIP-U, NYSE: BIP).

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