Kinder Morgan (KMI) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.18

Media stories about Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kinder Morgan earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.7090058194943 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $18.09. 5,937,846 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 11,680,993. 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 has a 52-week low of $16.68 and a 52-week high of $23.01. The firm has a market cap of $40,470.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.30, a P/E/G ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.62.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The pipeline company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.15. Kinder Morgan had a net margin of 10.39% and a return on equity of 4.33%. The firm had revenue of $3.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.21 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.10) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Kinder Morgan will post 0.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on KMI shares. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $22.00 price target on shares of Kinder Morgan in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Goldman Sachs Group cut shares of Kinder Morgan from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target for the company from $18.81 to $22.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Kinder Morgan in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kinder Morgan from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price objective on shares of Kinder Morgan from $25.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.97.

In other Kinder Morgan news, VP Thomas A. Martin bought 3,000 shares of Kinder Morgan stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $17.10 per share, for a total transaction of $51,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 13.99% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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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