Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP) is Monday, October 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.26 per share. At a price of $85.64 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.9%. The average volume for Kinder Morgan Energy has been 508,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan Energy has a market cap of $20.55 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 0.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 43.2, 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 revenue growth, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity 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. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.