Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.02

Press coverage about Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kinder Morgan earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.2925017910296 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Kinder Morgan in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kinder Morgan from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BMO Capital Markets set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Kinder Morgan and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Kinder Morgan from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, Citigroup lowered their price objective on shares of Kinder Morgan from $23.00 to $21.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.97.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) traded up $0.18 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $17.41. 15,082,200 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 11,490,816. Kinder Morgan has a twelve month low of $16.68 and a twelve month high of $23.01. The company has a quick ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 0.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $38,520.00, a PE ratio of 26.78, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.62.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The pipeline company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.15. Kinder Morgan had a net margin of 10.39% and a return on equity of 4.33%. The business had revenue of $3.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.21 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.10) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Kinder Morgan will post 0.64 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st were given a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, October 30th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.87%. Kinder Morgan’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 89.29%.

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About Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan, Inc is an energy infrastructure company. It operates through five segments. Its Natural Gas Pipelines segment is engaged in the ownership and operation of interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems, and liquefied natural gas facilities, among others. Its CO2 segment is engaged in the production, transportation and marketing of carbon dioxide (CO2) to oil fields and the ownership and operation of a crude oil pipeline system, among others.

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