Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is mainly a gas pipeline operator. The partnership shares have a yield of 5.89%, based on the most recently quarterly distribution of $1.23 and Tuesday's closing price of $83.58. The company has had a very strong track record for dividend increases over the past several years, and the share price has risen 121% over the past five years, through Tuesday's close.
AmeriGas Partners LP is a domestic propane distributor. The partnership shares have a yield of 7.25%, based on the most recent quarterly distribution of 80 cents, and Tuesday's closing price of $44.12. APU's shares have risen 67% over the past five years.
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