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 tomorrow, January 29, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.29 per share. At a price of $89.46 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.8%. The average volume for Kinder Morgan Energy has been 987,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Kinder Morgan Energy has a market cap of $21.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 39.3, 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, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and notable return on equity. 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. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.