This represents an increase of approximately 122% compared to the typical daily volume of 209 call options.
Stifel Nicolaus lowered the price target on October 24 changing the price objective from $25.00 to $22.00 and issued a "Buy" rating.
Following previous thoughts, shifting focus on performance of the Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Examining Institutional Ownership at Kinder Morgan, Inc. Mizuho assumed coverage on Kinder Morgan in a research note on Thursday, July 27th.
On October 19 analysts at SunTrust Banks released a research note on KMI with a rating of "Buy" and a price target of $23.00. Of those analysts, 7 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 7 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $23.03. (NYSE:KMI) traded down 0.49% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $22.44. Each successive relative low is below the preceding day's low, and each successive relative high is below the preceding day's high.
The company is now down by 0.11% since yesterday's close of 17.46. The company's P/E ratio is 31.32 and market capitalization is 38.95B.
Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. Stelac Advisory Services LLC now owns 8,339 shares of the company's stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 2,602 shares during the last quarter. Kinder Morgan had a net margin of 10.39% and a return on equity of 4.33%. Revenue during the quarter was $3.28 billion, representing -1% growth from $3.33 billion in year-ago quarter. On average, equities analysts expect that Kinder Morgan, Inc. will post $0.62 EPS for the current year.
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Kinder Morgan declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Wednesday, July 19th that allows the company to repurchase $2.00 billion in outstanding shares. Stock repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Kinder Morgan's dividend payout ratio is presently -416.67%. Of those transactions, there were 525,243 shares of KMI bought and 8,481 shares sold. IndexIQ Advisors LLC increased its position in Kinder Morgan by 114.4% in the third quarter. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -15.84 percent.
Kinder Morgan's repeated requests for regulatory intervention come as its C$7.4 billion ($5.9 billion) project and other North American energy projects face increasing opposition from environmentalists and aboriginal groups. In the a year ago there have been a total of 9 insider trades, including 7 open market buys and 2 sells.
The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: VANGUARD GROUP INC with 138.86 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 113.64 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 98.15 million shares, WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP with 69.51 million shares, and FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC with 40.52 million shares. CNH Partners LLC now owns 27,467 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $526,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Hudock Capital Group LLC increased its position in Kinder Morgan by 12.0% in the second quarter. Merriman Wealth Management LLC now owns 59,481 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $1,140,000 after purchasing an additional 239 shares during the period.
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Insider Trading Activity for Kinder Morgan, Inc. 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. The Company handles energy products like natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, ethanol, coal and carbon dioxide (CO2).
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