2. As of noon trading, Kinder Morgan ( KMI) is up $0.70 (1.85) to $38.62 on average volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Kinder Morgan exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.07-$38.68 after having opened the day at $38.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.92.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates energy transportation and storage assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in six segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines KMP, CO2 KMP, Terminals KMP, Kinder Morgan Canada KMP, and Other. Kinder Morgan has a market cap of $39.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 62.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kinder Morgan as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Kinder Morgan Ratings Report now.

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