Press coverage about Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kinder Morgan earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.3835650303989 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Kinder Morgan in a report on Thursday. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on shares of Kinder Morgan in a report on Friday, October 20th. BMO Capital Markets set a $26.00 target price on Kinder Morgan and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Bank of America initiated coverage on Kinder Morgan in a research note on Tuesday. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Kinder Morgan from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kinder Morgan currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.72.

Shares of Kinder Morgan (NYSE KMI) traded up $0.32 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $19.52. The company had a trading volume of 16,115,486 shares, compared to its average volume of 14,720,000. Kinder Morgan has a 1 year low of $16.68 and a 1 year high of $23.01. The company has a market cap of $43,590.00, a P/E ratio of 34.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.35 and a current ratio of 0.42.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The pipeline company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15. Kinder Morgan had a return on equity of 4.33% and a net margin of 10.39%. The company had revenue of $3.28 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.21 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.10) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Kinder Morgan will post 0.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, VP Thomas A. Martin acquired 3,000 shares of Kinder Morgan stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was bought at an average price of $17.10 per share, for a total transaction of $51,300.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 13.99% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Kinder Morgan Company Profile

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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