Kinder Morgan(KMI:NYE) Analysts cautious with a Hold rating

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Based on the Kinder Morgan stock forecast from 7 analysts, the average analyst target price for Kinder Morgan stock forecast is USD 20.33 over the next 12 months. Kinder Morgan Inc.’s average analyst rating is Hold. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Kinder Morgan’s stock forecast is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 9 negative signals. At the last closing, Kinder Morgan Inc.’s stock price was USD 17.32. Kinder Morgan Inc.’s stock price has changed by +0.72% over the past week, +1.27% over the past month and -2.97% over the last year.

In North America, Kinder Morgan, Inc. is a business that builds energy infrastructure. The business is divided into four divisions: CO2; Natural Gas Pipelines; Products Pipelines; and Terminals. In February 2011, the business changed its name from Kinder Morgan Holdco LLC to Kinder Morgan, Inc. The headquarters of Kinder Morgan, Inc. is in Houston, Texas, where it was established in 1936.

 

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and are in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

 

What we don’t like:

Below median total returns

The company has underperformed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price-to-earnings basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on a cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price-to-cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering buying.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Overpriced on a free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price-to-free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering buying.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

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