Kinder Morgan currently maintains over 80,000 miles of pipelines and has many smart acquisitions of companies including El Paso and Copano to beef up its networks. Shares of Kinder have returned 153%, including reinvested dividends, since Cramer got behind the company in April 2007, which is why he owns it for his charitable trust, Action Alerts PLUS.
Enterprise Products Partners is another solid player in this space, said Cramer, with an excellent track record and stellar management. Both companies sport above-average dividend yields and afford investors terrific opportunities for growth in the future.
More MLP All-Stars
Continuing with his list of MLP all-stars, Cramer also highlighted three pipeline players in the natural gas liquids space. He said that MarkWest Energy (MWE) currently yields 5% and is expected to grow 10% per year for the next few years. He said the company is not only a pipeline player, but also a gathering and processing operator, which gives the stock more risk but also higher rewards.
Also making the list was Plains All American (PAA), which presently yields 3.9% thanks to a stock that's risen 28% so far this year. Like MarkWest, Cramer said Plains is operating in liquid-rich areas like Marcellus and Utica and is expected to grow between 9% and 10% a year in the near term.Last on the list, Williams Partners (WPZ), a 66% yielder that also has a natural gas gathering and processing component to its pipeline network. Cramer said this stock is the most volatile of the group, but it has also recently fallen to an attractive level. Cramer said that any of these pipeline MLPs will give investors both stability and yield.
Lightning RoundIn the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Gilead Sciences (GILD), Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT) and Starbucks (SBUX). Cramer was bearish on Magnum Hunter Resources (MHR).
Executive Decision: Udo RiederIn the "Executive Decision" segment, Cramer sat down with Udo Rieder, CEO of Erickson Air-Crane (EAC), a small-cap provider of precision helicopter services for construction, firefighting and other applications. Shares of Erickson are up 233% so far in 2013. Rieder explained that Erickson began decades ago with a single helicopter providing logging operations, but has now expanded into global company with 20 helicopters that fly specialized missions 365 days a year. He said in South America, for example, the company plays a critical role in the region's booming oil and gas market, while in the Middle East, it focuses on rebuilding efforts.
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