Harrison, NY, based Investment company Mariner Investment Group Llc buys iShares National Muni Bond, iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond, Deutsche Municiple Income Trust, Deutsche Municiple Income Trust, iShares China Large-Cap, FIRST TRUST SENIOR FLOATING RATE 2022 TARGET TERM , EATON VANCE FLOAT-RATE 2022 TARGET TERM, Western Asset Municipal Defined Opportunity Trust , Western Asset Municipal Defined Opportunity Trust , Invesco Municipal Opportunity Trust, sells iShares MSCI Emerging Index Fund, JPMorgan Chase Capital XVI JP Morgan Alerian MLP E, Phillips 66 Partners LP, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Energy Select Sector, Source Capital Inc during the 3-months ended 2017-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Mariner Investment Group Llc. As of 2017-12-31, Mariner Investment Group Llc owns 93 stocks with a total value of $231 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.
New Purchases: MUB, KTF, KTF, FXI, FIV, EFL, MTT, MTT, VMO, VMO, Added Positions: HYG, PPR, PPR, VVR, VVR, Reduced Positions: AMJ, PSXP, XLE, EQM, CLM, CRF, DM, MPLX, SEP, EVRI, Sold Out: EEM, SOR, NUO, CEV, WIW, VTN, VTN, IGA, IGA, EVY,
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Refining Margins Q4 2012 Q2 2013
Valero (NYSE: VLO ) $12.27 $9.26
Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX ) $13.67 $9.88
HollyFrontier (NYSE: HFC ) $24.00 $20.28
CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR ) $28.08 $20.30
Source: Company Earnings releases