Kinder Morgan (KMI) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kinder Morgan earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.0821799937874 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

KMI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 price target on shares of Kinder Morgan in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Kinder Morgan from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $18.81 to $22.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price target on shares of Kinder Morgan from $25.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Morgan Stanley cut their price target on shares of Kinder Morgan from $25.00 to $24.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $26.00 target price on shares of Kinder Morgan and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.72.

Kinder Morgan (KMI) remained flat at $$19.01 during mid-day trading on Friday. 17,980,449 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 15,110,000. The firm has a market cap of $42,450.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,901.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 0.44 and a quick ratio of 0.35. Kinder Morgan has a 12-month low of $16.68 and a 12-month high of $23.01.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 17th. The pipeline company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $3.63 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.52 billion. Kinder Morgan had a net margin of 1.34% and a return on equity of 4.38%. Kinder Morgan’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.08 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Kinder Morgan will post 0.74 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be paid a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 30th. Kinder Morgan’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 5,000.00%.

In related news, VP Thomas A. Martin purchased 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $17.10 per share, with a total value of $51,300.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders own 13.99% of the company’s stock.

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Kinder Morgan Company Profile

Kinder Morgan, Inc is an energy infrastructure company. It operates through five segments. Its Natural Gas Pipelines segment is engaged in the ownership and operation of interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems, and liquefied natural gas facilities, among others. Its CO2 segment is engaged in the production, transportation and marketing of carbon dioxide (CO2) to oil fields and the ownership and operation of a crude oil pipeline system, among others.

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