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  • rrb1981 rrb1981 Oct 3, 2011 9:11 PM Flag

    why is this so weak?

    The whole market is weak. People are selling energy regardless of whether or not they have any commodity exposure. I really like UGI Corp because the management team has always returned a good portion of the profits via dividends, which allow investors to take money off the table. The management team has also done a good job of acquiring and consolidating natural gas operations in the state of Pennsylvania. I thin UGI is a great value around $24, with an over 4% yield. I think it will go lower though as the market is in full blown panic mode.

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    • I agree with your post. I just wasn't sure if any company specific news was out that I was unaware of....thanks for your help...

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      • One additional item I like about UGI is that they own 44% of Amerigas Partners (APU). Amerigas is a propane distributor. Amerigas is set up as a master limited partnership. The income that UGI derives from APU covers around 80% or more of the dividend. That allows UGI to reinvest a good portion of the income generated by the utilities back into the company, which in turn allows them to grow earnings, cash flow and of course, the dividends.

        UGI isn't a fast growing company, but they seem to keep growing the dividend year after year so that is nice, and their business model appears solid, with natural gas distribution being a relatively stable business.

 
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