Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The pipeline company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.03, Bloomberg Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $3.63 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.52 billion. Kinder Morgan had a return on equity of 4.33% and a net margin of 10.39%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.08 EPS.

Shares of Kinder Morgan (NYSE KMI) traded up $0.18 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $19.57. The company had a trading volume of 19,500,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 14,260,000. Kinder Morgan has a 12 month low of $16.68 and a 12 month high of $23.01. The stock has a market cap of $43,700.00, a PE ratio of 34.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 0.62. 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 also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.55%. Kinder Morgan’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 89.29%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on KMI. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on shares of Kinder Morgan in a research report on Friday, October 20th. BMO Capital Markets set a $26.00 price objective on Kinder Morgan and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Kinder Morgan in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Bank of America began coverage on Kinder Morgan in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. 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 report on Tuesday, October 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kinder Morgan currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.72.

In other news, VP Thomas A. Martin bought 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was bought at an average cost 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 through the SEC website. Company insiders own 13.99% of the company’s stock.

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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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