Alerian announced today that it will be changing the companies monitored in its AMEI index in a quarterly rebalancing
The Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index (AMEI) will be adding some new companies and dropping a few old ones during a scheduled, quarterly rebalancing at the close of business on Friday, June 19, according to a press release from Alerian. Groups being added to the AMEI include:
- Cheniere Energy Partners LP (ticker: CQP)
- EQT GP Holdings LP (ticker: EQGP)
- Energy Transfer Equity LP (ticker: ETE)
- Exterran Holdings Inc. (ticker: EXH)
- Macquarie Infrastructure Corp (ticker: MIC)
- MPLX LP (ticker: MPLX)
- NuStar GP Holdings LLC (ticker: NSH)
- Phillips 66 Partners LP (ticker: PSXP)
- SemGroup Corp (ticker: SEMG)
- Shell Midstream Partners LP (ticker: SHLX)
- Tallgrass Energy GP LP (ticker: TEGP)
- Western Gas Equity Partners LP (ticker: WGP)
Several companies will also be removed from the AMEI following June 17, including Atmos Energy Corp. (ticker: ATO), DTE Energy Co (ticker: DTE), Emera Inc. (ticker: EMA), EQT Midstream Partners LP (ticker: EQM), Energy Transfer Partners LP (ticker: ETP), Questar Corporation (ticker: STR), and Western Gas Partners LP (ticker: WES).
According to Alerian, the AMEI is a composite, tier-weighted index of North American energy infrastructure companies. Companies on the AMEI engage in the transportation, storage and processing of energy commodities.
To be included on any of Alerian’s indices, a U.S. energy infrastructure MLP must have its principal executive offices located in the U.S., elect to be treated as a partnership for federal income tax purposes, earn the majority of its pro forma cash flow from the pipeline transportation, storage and processing of energy commodities and be characterized by at least one of the following: it owns the GP of a U.S. publicly traded partnership (PTP); and/or be in the top 70% of U.S. energy PTP market capitalization.