Best and Worst Investments of 2012

By Ben Steverman - 2012-12-12T21:04:13Z

Photograph by Whitney Curtis/Bloomberg

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Worst Master Limited Partnership

Natural Resource Partners


Natural Resource Partners (NRP), an MLP that owns and manages coal properties, has been hurt by the downturn that has affected the coal industry. Revenue and profit growth stalled in 2012 and dividends were held steady. NRP's yield is 12.5 percent.

Universe and criteria: 75 master limited partnerships listed on U.S. exchanges with market capitalizations of $500 million or more.