NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners

(NYSE:

KMP

) is tomorrow, July 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.23 per share. At a price of $82.72 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.9%.

The average volume for Kinder Morgan Energy has been 713,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan Energy has a market cap of $19.53 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are down 4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. operates as a pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 65.4, 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 expanding profit margins, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Kinder Morgan Energy Ratings Report

.

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