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Kinder Morgan, Inc (KMI) is a leading oil & gas midstream business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$18.09 after a previous close of US$18.31. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD17.65 to a high of USD18.175. The latest price was USD17.66 (25 minute delay). Kinder Morgan is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Kinder Morgan

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Kinder Morgan. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: KMI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Kinder Morgan reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$18.78, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Kinder Morgan, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Kinder Morgan. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Kinder Morgan share price

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Kinder Morgan shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
OpenUS$18.09
HighUS$18.175
LowUS$17.65
CloseUS$17.66
Previous closeUS$18.31
Change US$-0.65
Change % -3.55%
Volume 25,161,666
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$10.8776 - US$19.17
50-day moving average US$18.3349
200-day moving average US$16.0701
Target priceUS$18.24
PE ratio 31.3243
Dividend yield US$1.058 (5.61%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.8024

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Is it a good time to buy Kinder Morgan stock?

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Kinder Morgan price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $17.66

1 week (2021-06-10) -7.05%
1 month (2021-05-21) -5.66%
3 months (2021-03-19) 10.93%
6 months (2020-12-18) 24.28%
1 year (2020-06-19) 13.79%
2 years (2019-06-20) -16.30%
3 years (2018-06-20) 0.97%
5 years (2016-06-20) -2.43%

Is Kinder Morgan under- or over-valued?

Valuing Kinder Morgan stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kinder Morgan's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Kinder Morgan's P/E ratio

Kinder Morgan's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Kinder Morgan shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Kinder Morgan's PEG ratio

Kinder Morgan's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3405. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kinder Morgan's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Kinder Morgan's EBITDA

Kinder Morgan's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$6.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Kinder Morgan's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Kinder Morgan financials

Revenue TTM US$13.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 31.58%
Gross profit TTM US$6.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.77%
Return on equity TTM 556.57%
Profit margin 13.28%
Book value 14.213
Market capitalisation US$42.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kinder Morgan shares

There are currently 28.6 million Kinder Morgan shares held short by investors – that's known as Kinder Morgan's "short interest". This figure is 3.2% up from 27.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kinder Morgan shares can be evaluated.

Kinder Morgan's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kinder Morgan's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kinder Morgan shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kinder Morgan shares traded daily (recently around 16.5 million). Kinder Morgan's SIR currently stands at 1.74. In other words for every 100,000 Kinder Morgan shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1740 shares are currently held short.

However Kinder Morgan's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kinder Morgan shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kinder Morgan shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kinder Morgan's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kinder Morgan shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0147% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kinder Morgan shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Kinder Morgan.

Find out more about how you can short Kinder Morgan stock.

Kinder Morgan's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Kinder Morgan.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Kinder Morgan's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 19.31

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Kinder Morgan's overall score of 19.31 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Kinder Morgan is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Kinder Morgan's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.05/100

Kinder Morgan's environmental score of 7.05 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kinder Morgan is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Kinder Morgan's social score

Social score: 5.04/100

Kinder Morgan's social score of 5.04 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kinder Morgan is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Kinder Morgan's governance score

Governance score: 3.73/100

Kinder Morgan's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Kinder Morgan is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Kinder Morgan's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Kinder Morgan scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Kinder Morgan has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Kinder Morgan, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 19.31
Total ESG percentile 16.98
Environmental score 7.05
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 5.04
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 3.73
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Kinder Morgan share dividends

85%

Dividend payout ratio: 84.6% of net profits

Recently Kinder Morgan has paid out, on average, around 84.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kinder Morgan shareholders could enjoy a 5.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kinder Morgan's case, that would currently equate to about $1.058 per share.

Kinder Morgan's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Kinder Morgan's most recent dividend payout was on 16 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kinder Morgan's shares ever split?

Kinder Morgan's shares were split on a 10:1 basis on 19 January 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 10 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kinder Morgan shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 90% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kinder Morgan shares which in turn could have impacted Kinder Morgan's share price.

Kinder Morgan share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kinder Morgan's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$10.8776 up to US$19.17. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KMI.US volatility(beta: 1.12)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kinder Morgan's is 1.1239. This would suggest that Kinder Morgan's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Kinder Morgan overview

Kinder Morgan, Inc. operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. The company operates through Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines, Terminals, and CO2 segments. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment owns and operates interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline, and underground storage systems; natural gas gathering systems and natural gas processing and treating facilities; natural gas liquids fractionation facilities and transportation systems; and liquefied natural gas liquefaction and storage facilities. The Products Pipelines segment owns and operates refined petroleum products, and crude oil and condensate pipelines; and associated product terminals and petroleum pipeline transmix facilities. The Terminals segment owns and/or operates liquids and bulk terminals that stores and handles various commodities, including gasoline, diesel fuel, chemicals, ethanol, metals, and petroleum coke; and owns tankers. The CO2 segment produces, transports, and markets CO2 to recovery and production crude oil from mature oil fields; and owns interests in/or operates oil fields and gasoline processing plants, as well as operates a crude oil pipeline system in West Texas. It owns and operates approximately 83,000 miles of pipelines and 144 terminals. The company was formerly known as Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC and changed its name to Kinder Morgan, Inc. in February 2011. Kinder Morgan, Inc. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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