Energy stocks have struggled to break out over the past year, although oil prices have been rising. Only recently, in the past month, the S&P 500 energy sector started to see an upward trend, outperforming many other industries as Brent and WTI oil prices stabilized at around three-and-a-half-year highs. Stocks in U.S. shale producers began to climb. Yet, one company stock has outperformed all those over the past eight years, since the shale boom began. And it’s not even a company that pumps oil. It’s a listed land trust—Texas Pacific Land Trust—that owns vast swathes of land in the Permian and that was created 130 years ago after the bankruptcy of a railway company. Since 2010, shares in Texas Pacific Land Trust have soared more than 2,200 percent, Bloomberg data shows. Currently, Texas Pacific Land Trust has a market capitalization of more than US$5 billion . One share in […]