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Why 7 of the Highest Dividend-Paying Energy Stocks Remain the Best 2022 Bet

The company’s assets include a network of crude oil and refined product pipelines; an inland marine business; light-product terminals; storage caverns; refinery tanks, docks, loading racks and associated piping; and crude and light-product marine terminals. It also owns crude oil and natural gas gathering systems and pipelines, as well as natural gas and NGL processing and fractionation facilities in key U.S. supply basins.

Investors receive a 9.11% distribution. The $39 Raymond James price target compares with a $38 consensus target on MPLX stock and Monday’s closing price of $30.95.

ONEOK

The solid price of natural gas over the past year has helped to lift this top energy company. ONEOK Inc. (NYSE: OKE) primarily engages in natural gas transportation, storage and natural gas and NGLs gathering, processing and fractionation in the Bakken, Mid-Continent and Permian. The company recently closed the roll-up of its underlying MLP, ONEOK Partners.

The company has a strong presence in the Oklahoma SCOOP/STACK (NGL gathering/takeaway system, G&P), the Williston Basin (G&P, NGL takeaway) and the Permian Basin (NGL gathering, NGL takeaway, natural gas takeaway), which analysts feel provides high-return growth opportunities.

Many on Wall Street remain very positive on the company’s primarily fee-based earnings, which account for 90% of total earnings.

Investors receive a 5.74% dividend. Raymond James has set its price target at $75. The consensus target is $72.11. ONEOK stock closed on Monday at $65.19.

Phillips 66

This extremely diversified energy company has a long and successful operating history. Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) operates through four segments: Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties. The company holds many of these assets within its MLP, Phillips 66 Partners.

The company is able to benefit from the tax-advantaged structure while still operating a more diversified operating business that also contains many assets that are not ideal MLP assets, such as its fast-growing chemical manufacturing business and its super-profitable refined products marketing business.

Phillips 66 remains a top refining idea across Wall Street, where many continue to see headroom for incremental capital returns. Most analysts are very constructive on a positive rate of change at Refining in 2022 at the company. In addition, they continue to see attractive non-refining value in the other segments.

Investors receive a 4.00% dividend. The price target on Phillips 66 stock at Piper Sandler is $119, which is well above the $103.79 consensus target. The shares closed on Monday at $97.08.

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