NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners

(NYSE:

KMP

) is tomorrow, January 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.16 per share. At a price of $89.83 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.3%.

The average volume for Kinder Morgan Energy has been 621,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan Energy has a market cap of $20.39 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. owns and manages energy transportation and storage assets. The company has a P/E ratio of 353.2, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 551.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan Energy as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Kinder Morgan Energy Ratings Report

.

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