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Kinder Morgan (KMI) Registers a Bigger Fall Than the Market: Important Facts to Note

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Kinder Morgan (KMI - Free Report) ended the recent trading session at $19.08, demonstrating a -1.6% swing from the preceding day's closing price. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.74%. Elsewhere, the Dow saw a downswing of 1.53%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq depreciated by 0.39%.

The oil and natural gas pipeline and storage company's stock has climbed by 3.08% in the past month, exceeding the Oils-Energy sector's loss of 1.83% and lagging the S&P 500's gain of 6.06%.

The investment community will be closely monitoring the performance of Kinder Morgan in its forthcoming earnings report. The company's upcoming EPS is projected at $0.26, signifying an 8.33% increase compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $3.92 billion, up 12.11% from the prior-year quarter.

Looking at the full year, the Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $1.19 per share and revenue of $16.55 billion. These totals would mark changes of +11.21% and +7.91%, respectively, from last year.

It's also important for investors to be aware of any recent modifications to analyst estimates for Kinder Morgan. These latest adjustments often mirror the shifting dynamics of short-term business patterns. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

The Zacks Rank system, ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), possesses a remarkable history of outdoing, externally audited, with #1 stocks returning an average annual gain of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.85% higher. As of now, Kinder Morgan holds a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).

Looking at valuation, Kinder Morgan is presently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 16.32. This expresses a discount compared to the average Forward P/E of 17.32 of its industry.

One should further note that KMI currently holds a PEG ratio of 2.9. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. By the end of yesterday's trading, the Oil and Gas - Production and Pipelines industry had an average PEG ratio of 3.18.

The Oil and Gas - Production and Pipelines industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 52, which puts it in the top 21% of all 250+ industries.

The strength of our individual industry groups is measured by the Zacks Industry Rank, which is calculated based on the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within these groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

Keep in mind to rely on Zacks.com to watch all these stock-impacting metrics, and more, in the succeeding trading sessions.

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