1. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is up $0.21 (0.6%) to $36.94 on light volume Thus far, 699,676 shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.67-$37.06 after having opened the day at $36.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.73.

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. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $38.5 billion and is part of the energy industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 72.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Kinder Morgan a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Kinder Morgan Ratings Report now.

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