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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 (NYSE: KMI) is Monday, October 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 36 cents per share. At a price of $34.80 as of 10:06 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.2%. The average volume for Kinder Morgan has been 5.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $22.41 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 7.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in six segments: Products Pipelines-KMP, Natural Gas Pipelines KMP, CO2 KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and NGPL PipeCo LLC. The company has a P/E ratio of 75.1, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 384 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.