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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP) is tomorrow, April 26, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.20 per share. At a price of $85.04 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.7%. The average volume for Kinder Morgan Energy has been 698,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan Energy has a market cap of $19.72 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 0.3% 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 124.6, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 338.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.