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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners

(NYSE:

KMP

) is tomorrow, April 25, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.30 per share. At a price of $92.62 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.7%.

The average volume for Kinder Morgan Energy has been 931,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan Energy has a market cap of $23.25 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 15.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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 56.1, 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 robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full

Kinder Morgan Energy Ratings Report

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