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Kinder Morgan



) pushed the Energy industry lower today making it today's featured Energy laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, Kinder Morgan fell $0.49 (-1.2%) to $39.11 on average volume. Throughout the day, 4,226,733 shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,367,700 shares. The stock ranged in price between $39.02-$39.87 after having opened the day at $39.59 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $39.60. Other companies within the Energy industry that declined today were:

Whiting USA Trust I



), down 23.0%,

Carbo Ceramics



), down 17.4%,

Patterson-UTI Energy



), down 7.2% and

NuStar GP Holdings



), down 6.9%.

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in six segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines KMP, CO2 KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and Other. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $40.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 13.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year.

On the positive front,

Global Geophysical Services



), down 74.8%,

GeoPetro Resources Company



), down 18.6%,

Samson Oil & Gas



), down 14.4% and

HyperDynamics Corporation



), down 12.0% , were all gainers within the energy industry with

Royal Dutch Shell



) being today's featured energy industry leader.

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) while those bearish on the energy industry could consider

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