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NZ shares down, F&P Health and Pushpay drop in light trading

New Zealand shares dipped, led lower by Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Pushpay Holdings, albeit in light volume as market participants return slowly. (6-0)

After A Painful 30% Dividend Cut, This 8% Yielding MLP Is On The Way Back

2018-01-11 seekingalpha
Genesis Energy fell more than 30% in 2017. Fundamental deterioration caused the company to cut its dividend by 30%. (9-0)

A2 Milk leads sharemarket lower

New Zealand shares fell as rising US bond yields trimmed the attraction of the local market's relatively high dividend yields, and prompted investors to crystallise some gains. A2 Milk Co, Air New Zealand and Pushpay Holdings declined. (10-0)

The Top MLP Losers of 2017

Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO), which is primarily involved in the marine transportation of crude oil, refined products, and NGLs (natural gas liquids), was the top MLP loser in 2017. TOO fell 53.4% last year. (16-0)

NZ shares rise on Tourism Holdings, Sky TV gains

New Zealand shares rose in subdued holiday trading, keeping the S&P/NZX 50 Index on track for an annual gain of about 22 per cent, as US tax cuts lifted sentiment for equities and for companies that do business in the US, such as Tourism Holdings. (11-1)

Sharemarket slips in thin holiday trade

New Zealand shares slipped in thin holiday trading as appetite declined for companies offering attractive dividend yields, such as regulated utilities Chorus and Genesis Energy and pay-TV operator Sky Network Television. (23-1)

The Dawning Of A New Era

2017-12-19 seekingalpha
Most days are like other days. The sun shows up, on we go, and the day turns into night. Repeat. However, there are some, quite special days, that mark a transition. They are a "Day to Remember," and I mark today as one of those instances. (186-2)

Energy Sector Big Broker Bets: Energy Transfer For Gain; CSI Compressco For December Yield

2017-12-16 seekingalpha
Midstream firm, ETP topped the December broker-vetted Energy Sector gains list again, while CSI Compressco, from the Equipment & Services industry, was tops by yield, as calculated 12/14/17. (37-1)

Low snow-pack levels will affect Meridian Energy's ability to create power

Meridian Energy's snow-pack is the furthest below average Forsyth Barr has seen, Forsyth Barr broker Damian Foster says. (4-0)

Hot weather bad omen for winter power supply - scientist

A climate expert is warning a downside to the brilliant early-summer weather is the effect it could have next year on electricity supply. (2-0)

Second-Half Strength

2017-12-10 seekingalpha
MLPs opened with three straight negative days again this week. By Wednesday, the MLP Index had dropped 2.6% from last Friday. MLPs rallied 2% combined Thursday and Friday to finish down 0.8% overall, but with some positive vibes into the weekend, especially with actual snowflakes falling in Houston Friday (from what I understand). (42-2)

New Zealand must act on gender equality in business, says Dame Jenny Shipley

It's been 20 years since Dame Jenny Shipley broke the political glass ceiling to become New Zealand's first female Prime Minister. (3-0)

Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP) Q1 Loss Wider Than Expected

2017-12-08 zacks
Ferrellgas Partners LP (FGP - Free Report) reported first-quarter fiscal 2018 adjusted loss of 49 cents per unit, significantly wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate loss of 28 cents. Quarterly loss was also wider than the year-ago loss of 44 cents. (30-0)

Dividend Achiever Top Gains Made By Energy, Utilities And Health Shares For December

2017-12-08 seekingalpha
Dividend Achiever dogs are noted for 10 or more straight years of higher dividends. Some 265 Achiever equities are balanced by sector and capitalization. PFM is their tracking ETF. (38-0)