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Kinder Morgan

(

KMI

) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, Kinder Morgan rose $0.40 (1.1%) to $35.92 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,120,924 shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6,238,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $35.53-$36.08 after having opened the day at $35.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.52. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were:

Harvest Natural Resources

(

HNR

), up 20.6%,

Camac Energy

(

CAK

), up 19.8%,

Genie Energy Ltd Class B

(

GNE

), up 10.3% and

Miller Energy Resources

(

MILL

), up 6.6%.

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 $36.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

On the negative front,

Recon Technology

(

RCON

), down 16.9%,

Basic Energy Services

(

BAS

), down 8.3%,

Rocket Fuel

(

FUEL

), down 6.2% and

VOC Energy

(

VOC

), down 6.1% , were all laggards within the energy industry with

Schlumberger

(

SLB

) being today's energy industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the energy industry could consider

Energy Select Sector SPDR

(

XLE

) while those bearish on the energy industry could consider

Proshares Short Oil & Gas

(

DDG

).

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