No. 10: Kinder Morgan Management
Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) is one of the largest pipeline transportation and energy storage companies in North America with approximately 37,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals.
Last week, KMR said it expects to declare cash distributions of $4.60 per share, a 4.5% increase over its 2010 target of $4.40 per share. "Kinder Morgan's stable and diversified assets continue to grow and increase cash flow, even during weak economic times," said Chairman and CEO Richard D. Kinder.The company said it anticipates that in 2011 its business segments will generate more than $3.6 billion in segment earnings before depletion, depreciation and amortization, an increase of more than $340 million from the 2010 forecast. On Nov. 23, KMR and Copano Energy (CPNO) entered into an Eagle Ford shale gas services agreement with Chesapeake Energy (CHK). Of the six analysts covering the stock, five recommend buying and one recommends holding it. Since testing lows on May 20, the stock has gained around 23.4%.