Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/29/14, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $1.36, payable on 2/14/14. As a percentage of KMP's recent stock price of $82.32, this dividend works out to approximately 1.65%, so look for shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. to trade 1.65% lower — all else being equal — when KMP shares open for trading on 1/29/14.
Below is a dividend history chart for KMP, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $1.36 declared by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from KMP is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 6.61% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of KMP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, KMP's low point in its 52 week range is $77.13 per share, with $92.99 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $82.60.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, KMP makes up 5.32% of the MLP ETF (MLPA) which is trading up by about 0.1% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. shares are currently off about 0.1% on the day.