Sector Expert: Michael Blum

Wells Fargo Securities

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Michael J. Blum is a managing director and senior analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, covering energy master limited partnerships. He has twice been recognized as a Wall Street Journal "Best On The Street" winner. In 2010, Michael was ranked the # 1 MLP analyst in the Greenwich Associates survey of institutional investors. In 2009, he was named the #1 oil and gas pipelines analyst by Forbes.



Recent Interviews

Michael Blum: Headwinds or Clear Sailing for MLPs? (2/3/11)

Noting that 2009 and 2010 provided an "extraordinary run" for master limited partnerships (MLPs), Wells Fargo Senior Energy MLP Analyst Michael Blum still sees plenty of potential. Learn which sectors are positioned to run ahead of the wind and which MLPs have set their sights on achieving investment-grade status in this exclusive interview with The Energy Report.

Michael Blum: ABCs of MLPs (7/1/10)

Interested in long-term, high-yield investment plays with certain deferred tax advantages? Master limited partnerships (MLPs) may be for you. MLP units are traded on public exchanges just like corporate stock. "The difference," says Wells Fargo Senior Energy MLP Analyst Michael Blum, "is that MLPs are structured as partnerships." In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Michael explains the ins and outs of MLP investing and provides some names to get you started.

Recent Quotes

"ETP has sold assets to Regency Energy at an attractive multiple."

— Michael Blum, Wells Fargo Securities (2/28/13)
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"ETE has simplified its corporate structure with its latest transaction."

— Michael Blum, Wells Fargo Securities (2/28/13)
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"The Trunkline project is a significant positive for ETE."

— Michael Blum, Wells Fargo Securities (2/25/13)
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"The new deal with Enbridge is a meaningful positive for ETE."

— Michael Blum, Wells Fargo Securities (2/15/13)
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"The JV with Enbridge greatly increases the chances ETP's Trunkline project will be completed."

— Michael Blum, Wells Fargo Securities (2/15/13)
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"We are maintaining our Outperform rating on ETE."

— Michael Blum, Wells Fargo Securities (1/28/13)
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"We maintain our Outperform rating for ETE."

— Michael Blum, Wells Fargo Securities (12/6/12)
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"After meeting with management, we are more positive on the ETP story."

— Michael Blum, Wells Fargo Securities (12/6/12)
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