$TEP (Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP)

$TEP {{ '2016-09-01T17:49:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Oil and natural gas pipeline company $TEP along with its subsidiary Tallgrass Energy Finance Corp., closed an offering of $400MM in aggregate principal amount of 5.50% senior unsecured notes due 2024. The company used the net proceeds of the offering to repay outstanding borrowings under its existing senior secured revolving credit facility.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:31:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMI plans to cover all of its financial growth CapEx with the use of its surplus cash flow, without the need to access equity or debt markets. The company, however, will be accessing debt markets to refinance maturing debt.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:25:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Commenting on its intention to the share buyback, $KMI said it is interested in the opportunistic purchases of shares, particularly since the company's share to DCF ratio is about five turns below the peer group average.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:19:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMI's distributable cash flow (DCF), a commonly used metric to measure the ability of assets to generate cash earnings, was $1.02Bil for 2Q17, down slightly from $1.05Bil a year ago. The decline was primarily attributable to the sale of 50% of Southern Natural Gas Company and the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd (KML) IPO transaction.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:04:59+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

At the end of 2Q17, $KMI's backlog stood at $12.2Bil. The company had new project additions in gas and CO2 which outpaced projects that were placed in service primarily in the terminals segment. The company continues to build out this backlog which it expects will contribute significant EBITDA to the segments when complete.

$AVA {{ '2017-07-20T15:33:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Energy company $AVA has agreed to be acquired by Canada-based power transmission firm Hydro One Ltd. The acquisition will be accretive to earnings in the mid-single digits in the first full year of operation. Avista shareholders will receive $53 per share. Hydro will fund the transaction with C$1.4Bil of its common equity and US$2.6Bil of debt.

$CMS {{ '2017-07-20T15:17:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $CMS declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 33.25 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Aug. 31, 2017 to shareholders of record on Aug. 4, 2017.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:48:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI BoD approved a cash dividend of $0.125 per share for 2Q17. The dividend is payable on Aug. 15, 2017, to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 31, 2017. $KMI also expects to declare an annual dividend of $0.80 per share for 2018, a 60% increase from the expected 2017 dividend.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:40:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As a result of the recent IPO of its canadian assets, $KMI now expects to end FY17 with a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approx. 5.2 times and growth capital investment of $3.1Bil. The company had earlier budgeted to invest $3.2Bil in growth projects and end the year with a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approx. 5.4 times.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:36:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI, that recently had successful IPO of its Canadian business, posted a 7% increase in revenue for 2Q17 to $3.37Bil. The energy infrastructure company earned $337MM, or $0.15 per share, a slight increase from $333MM a year ago.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:15:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI forecast to raise dividend by 60% for 2018, the first increase since Dec. 2015. The company, at the end of 2015, slashed its dividend by 75% in order to cut costs and survive during the oil downturn. The company plans to increase its dividend to $1.00 per share in 2019 and $1.25 per share in 2020, a growth rate of 25% annually. The board also authorized a $2Bil share buyback program.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T20:37:01+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$OKE {{ '2017-07-19T13:37:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OKE announced the retirement of Stephen Lake, SVP, general counsel and assistant secretary, effective July 21, 2017. Stephen Allen, $OKE's VP and associate general counsel, has assumed Lake's responsibilities.

$WPZ {{ '2017-07-19T13:32:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WPZ said Northwest Pipeline is seeking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval for North Seattle Lateral Upgrade project in south Snohomish County in the state of Washington. The construction-related activities are scheduled to begin in 2Q19 and would be completed in 4Q19.

$ADTN {{ '2017-07-18T12:00:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Networking solutions provider $ADTN has commenced lab testing of innovations in the ‘G.fast standard 212MHz and coordinated dynamic time allocation,’ in association with communications firm Deutsche Telekom. The evaluation of ultra-broadband technologies will allow rapid deployment of ultra-fast broadband services with minimal disruption.

$ADTN {{ '2017-07-18T11:56:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Networking solutions provider $ADTN has signed a supply agreement with nbn to advance high-speed broadband access in Australia. The agreement, which covers software, hardware and services, includes commitments from both companies to support the ongoing nationwide network rollout.

$TWX {{ '2017-07-17T11:48:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TWX's shareholders approved merger with $T. The company continues to expect the transaction to close before year-end 2017, with regulatory review of the deal underway.

$DUK {{ '2017-07-14T16:28:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DUK to build three solar facilities in Northern Kentucky. Approx 31,500 solar panels are expected to generate about 6.8 megawatts of electricity when they start to work. Duke Energy plans to start the construction later this summer and majority of the construction activity is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

$NI {{ '2017-07-14T13:35:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Utility company $NI has appointed Eric L Butler to its BoD, effective July 10, 2017. Currently, Butler serves as EVP, chief administrative officer and corporate secretary at Union Pacific Corp. Earlier, he served Union Pacific as VP and general manager of Industrial Products for seven years.

$WPZ {{ '2017-07-11T13:45:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WPZ has placed into service the first phase of its Hillabee expansion project, expanding the capacity of its Transco pipeline system in Alabama by 818,410 dekatherms per day to supply Florida power generators via the new Sabal Trail pipeline. The project will add a total of approx. 1,131,730 Dt/d of pipeline capacity to the Transco system by 2021.

$OKE {{ '2017-07-11T11:05:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OKE priced offering to sell $1.2Bil of senior notes, consisting of $500MM of 10-year senior notes at a coupon of 4% and $700MM of 30-year senior notes at a coupon of 4.95%. The net proceeds are expected to be $1.18Bil. $OKE expects to use proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of existing debt and capex.

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