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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners



) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $78.01, above its previous 52-week high of $78 with 547,607 shares traded as of 1:30 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 721,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Kinder Morgan Energy has a market cap of $17.83 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and


industry. Shares are up 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. owns and manages energy transportation and storage assets. The company has a P/E ratio of 503.2, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 471.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan Energy as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

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