Kinder Morgan (KMI) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Media coverage about Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kinder Morgan earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.0035162467022 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Kinder Morgan (KMI) traded down $0.69 on Monday, reaching $16.81. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 23,268,655 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,260,602. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.35 and a current ratio of 0.44. Kinder Morgan has a one year low of $16.57 and a one year high of $22.97. The firm has a market capitalization of $37,540.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 1,681.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.56.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 17th. The pipeline company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.03. Kinder Morgan had a return on equity of 4.38% and a net margin of 1.34%. The company had revenue of $3.63 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.52 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.08 earnings per share. Kinder Morgan’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Kinder Morgan will post 0.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 30th. Kinder Morgan’s payout ratio is currently 5,000.00%.

Several analysts recently commented on KMI shares. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their target price on Kinder Morgan from $25.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kinder Morgan from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Goldman Sachs Group lowered Kinder Morgan from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $18.81 to $22.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on Kinder Morgan from $25.00 to $24.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $23.00 target price on Kinder Morgan and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Kinder Morgan currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.72.

In other news, Director William A. Smith bought 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $19.52 per share, for a total transaction of $107,360.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 14,587 shares in the company, valued at approximately $284,738.24. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Thomas A. Martin bought 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $17.10 per share, for a total transaction of $51,300.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 13.99% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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