Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) Is A Stock You Should Watch

As of Thursday close, Kinder Morgan Inc.’s (NYSE:KMI) stock was down -$0.09, moving down -0.49 percent to $18.43. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 19,673,100 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.42 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 18,014,096, while in the previous 50 days, it was 18,087,656.

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Since last month, KMI stock retreated -3.71%. Shares of the company fell to $17.84 on 05/02/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $20.19 was reached on 04/21/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $15.01. Since the beginning of this year, KMI’s stock price has risen by 16.20% or $2.57, and marked a new high 24 times. However, the stock has declined by -8.72% since its 52-week high.

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) last reported insider trading activity 18 days ago on Apr 25. Schlosser John W, the V.P. (President, Terminals) of the company, disposed of 1,500 shares for $18.51 on Apr 25. It resulted in a $27,762 divestment by the insider. Sanders Dax sold 91,129 shares at an average price of $19.51 on Apr 08. The insider now owns 204,105 shares following the transaction. On Mar 25, V.P. (President, Terminals) Schlosser John W sold 1,500 shares at $18.34 apiece. The transaction was valued at $27,518.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) has a P/E ratio of about 40.77. The stock’s beta is 0.90. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.60, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.36, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 39.40 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.2775 per share was paid out, which is 2.78% more than last year’s $0.27. On Wednesday April 20 2022, a $0.0075 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Kinder Morgan Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.40, while its current ratio was 0.50, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.94, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.05. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 43.80% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 13.10%. Based on annual data, KMI earned $2.92 billion in gross profit and brought in $16.61 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 4.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 3.30%.

In Kinder Morgan Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $28.76 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KMI’s revenue fell -21.38% to $4.42 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.29 billion. While analysts expected Kinder Morgan Inc. to report $0.24 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.22 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -8.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.58 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Kinder Morgan Inc. were 37.43 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $32.84 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $2.27 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Kinder Morgan Inc.’s (KMI) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 34.20%, the RSI 9-day stood at 42.98% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Kinder Morgan Inc. price is down by -2.23% percent or -$0.42. At present, KMI shares trade -4.46% below its 20-day simple moving average and +18.14% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +1.60% above its SMA50 and +3.71% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 34.77% and Stochastic coefficient D was 36.13%, while ATR was 0.59. Given the Stochastic reading of 39.20% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 45.61%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.22, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.14.

Analyst Ratings

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 3 brokerage firms, KMI is a sell, and 15 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Kinder Morgan Inc. stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $20.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $17.00 – $24.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) will achieve an average price target of $20.25.


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