Linn Energy Gets Barron's Pop Linn Energy ( LINE) shares are up today after a positive weekend piece in Barron's.Barron's believes recent concerns about the oil and gas driller are probably unwarranted, despite the tight capital markets, which could make it hard for the company to continue to make acquisitions. The article highlights the master limited partnership's ability to continue its recent dividend payout, with management's hedging to lock in the high prices of last summer's energy price bubble for the next several years. We have avoided shares of Linn since our early June coverage began, when the shares traded at $23.78. The company has a 21.04% dividend yield, based on Friday's closing stock price of $11.98. We have seen numerous pundits mentioning this particular dividend play, but it has not panned out well. We continue to avoid the shares here, until we get a sense of stabilization in the shares and oil prices as well.