Highest Paying Dividend Stocks – In Focus MMP

Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) generous dividend clearly classifies it as one of the highest paying dividend stocks. But is it one of the best monthly dividend stocks. We answer this question in the following report.

Background

Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) is a master limited partnership (MLP) that transports, stores and distributes crude oil and refined products in up to 15 states mainly through crude oil and refined product pipeline systems. It also owns marine terminals in four states that store and distribute petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, crude and jet fuel.

Stock Fundamentals

MMP is a very good example of how the fundamental risk in a firm’s business is not always transmitted to the price of its stock (or units if it is organized as an MLP). Demand for MMP’s services are fickle and its sales are quite erratic. And yet its beta is significantly below average (beta = 0.68). This can make analyzing companies like MMP difficult to do (if you do not subscribe to CAPM).

Our opinion of MMP can be summed up succinctly with the following words. MMP is a high quality but expensive master limited partnership. Its dividend yield is quite high in absolute terms; but relative to its industry, it is quite low.

Overall, we feel that MMP’s fundamentals are not remarkable. Its dividend appears safe and shows good growth prospects. But its high price already factors in most of these admirable features. And overall, Magellan Midstream Partners provides no great bargain.

Stat Sheet – Magellan Midstream Partners 4/7/16

  Information
Ticker MMP
Industry Oil Well Services & Equipment
Price $ 65.11
Market Cap  $ 14,818
Dividend Yield 4.82
Dividend/CFOp 0.621
Equity/Assets 0.332
Average Equity/Assets 0.256
Financial Strength Above Average
Growth Prospects Average
Beta 0.68
Price Volatility Below Average
Stock Fundamentals C

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Highest Paying Dividend Stocks – In Focus MMP

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