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A diversified home energy distributor and services provider, specializing in heating oil and propane.
Don't care for the high payout ratio but love ow high the insider ownership is. P/Sales of only 0.27 also a positive.
Gas prices have been low for a few months, they are bound to sky rocket to make up for the low prices in the past few months
High dividends plus matching the market over the last couple of years.
Small and cheap with a good dividend
SGU is fighting a losing battle against EPA edicts and existing players that are more established in the market.We won't see increased gas capacity for at least 5 years if then. One line leak and "Green Freaks" will camp out on a line somewhere and threaten to blow it up.
Good div, well-covered, current>1
Love this company & stock. SGU has been steadily rebounding since early 2009 with great dividends! Expecting momentum to catch on in fall of '11, could push close to $11/share.
Following the insiders
Insiders have been poring money Into this company for quite some time. 1.7 million shares have been purchased over the past year (no sales) Including the purchase by one director of 197,000 shares In the past 3 weeks. With an annual dividend of 31 cents and a yield over 4%,this company looks to be a solid addition to any portffolio. Star Gas Partners, L.P. operates as a home heating oil distributor and services provider in the United States. It provides its services to residential and commercial customers to heat their homes and buildings. As of September 30, 2009, the company sold home heating oil to approximately 374,000 full service residential and commercial home heating oil customers and propane to approximately 7,000 propane customers. It also sells home heating oil, gasoline and diesel fuel to approximately 34,000 customers. In addition, Star Gas Partners installs, maintains, and repairs heating and air conditioning equipment, as well as provides ancillary home services, including home security and plumbing to approximately 11,000 customers. Kestrel Heat, LLC operates as the general partner of the company. Star Gas Partners was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
Low debt. High dividend. Less than 10k shares short. Going up steadily imho.
Screener:ROE > 10%LT Debt - Equity < 50%Dividend > 5%Price-to-Book < 3================EBITDA Growing?:Months of EBITDA to pay:LT Debt - Cash - 4Dividend - 1
The future for our hemisphere's energy.
Winter is coming.
Margins improving (+4%) and falling to stable oil will help them greatly profit. Their recent acquisitions leave them in a prime spot to benefit from higher heating oil prices. Should be a $5-6 stock, GREAT PLAY FOR THE WINTER-SPRING!
Reversal of Fortunes?
No reason for it to be down
Only way is up
turn around well underway, driven by experienced managment team (done this before) and equity partner (Yorktown Parters (one of the best energy PE investors out there). consolidation oppty exists once business is on sold footing.
The numbers are too good. Undervalued.
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