El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB)
Description: Operates one of the largest natural gas pipeline systems in the U.S. with key assets running through the southwest region.
Potential Upside in 2012: Over 15% to 20%, according to Jeffrey Sica, SICA Wealth Management manager.Stock Price (Jan. 23 Close): $35.44 TheStreet Ratings Grade: Buy. The company's growth in net income has outpaced the industry average, though its revenue growth has not, say TheStreet Ratings analysts. Sica's View: A real Keystone Pipeline setback could be to the short-term benefit of El Paso by helping the company retain a competitive edge in energy in the southwest -- an area where the pipeline system would have run through following its approval. El Paso shares could appreciate more than 15% to 20%, in this case, says Sica. But even without these developments, El Paso could rise 10% to 15% over 2012, says the money manager, thanks to the company's significant dividend payouts and natural gas increasingly becoming a more relevant source of energy.
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