5. Southern Copper ( SCCO)

Company profile: Southern Copper, with a market value of $28 billion, is one of the world's largest copper producers with operations in Peru, Mexico and Chile.

Dividend Yield: 6.2%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 11% this year and have an annual gain of 41%, on average, over the past three years. Analysts give them two "buy" ratings, three "buy/holds," seven "holds," two "weak holds," and two "sells," S&P says.

4. Enbridge Energy Partners LP ( EEP)

Company profile: Enbridge Energy Partners, with a $7.4 billion market value, is one of the largest crude-oil transporters in North America operating the world's longest crude pipeline, which stretches 3,300 miles from the Canadian oil fields to Chicago, and beyond.

Dividend Yield: 6.58%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are down 0.87% this year but have a gain of 39%, on average, over the past three years. Analysts give them four "buy" ratings, one "buy/hold," 10 "holds," and one "weak hold," according to a survey by S&P. It's expected to earn $1.52 per share this year, 9% more than last year. Goldman Sachs ( GS) upgraded Enbridge Energy to "neutral" from "sell" on Wednesday with a price target of $34, up from $30, because of better growth prospects due to increasing oil pipeline flows and improving liquefied natural gas liquids (NGL) prices. Its shares are currently trading at $32.58.

3. Buckeye Partners ( BPL)

Company profile: Buckeye Partners, with a market value of $6 billion, owns and operates over 6,000 miles of refined petroleum pipelines and storage terminals in the U.S. and internationally. Its pipelines link up with refineries, other companies' pipeline and storage facilities, and airports.

Dividend Yield: 6.94%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are down 4% this year but have a gain of 22%, on average, over the past three years. Analysts give them four "buy" ratings, four "buy/holds," four "holds," and two "sells," S&P says. Earnings this year are expected to be $3.31 per share and grow by 10% next year.

2. Linn Energy ( LINE)

Company profile: Linn Energy is a master limited partnership that acquires and produces from U.S. oil and natural gas properties.

Dividend Yield: 7.29%

Investor takeaway: > Its shares are up 1.7% this year and 45%, on average, over the past three years. Analysts give them nine "buy" ratings, two "buy/holds," and two "holds," per S&P. Earnings this year are expected to grow 19% to $2.16 per share.

1. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners ( BWP)

Company profile: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, a master limited partnership with a $6 billion market value, invests in and develops natural gas pipelines and storage facilities.

Dividend Yield: 7.78%

Investor takeaway: Its shares are up 0.36% this year and 16%, on average, over the past three years. It's expected to earn $1.36 per share this year and that will grow by 8% next year. Analysts give the stock three "buy" ratings, one "buy/hold," nine "holds," two, "weak holds," and one "sell," according to a survey of analysts by S&P.

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