Growth Slowdown, But Still Better Than Its Peers: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Wed 17 Apr (In 34 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.24 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.25 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 24.90%, a profit margin of 10.50%50.90%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). Most recently, on December 20th, 2018, Jefferies Upgrade a Buy rating. Before that, on October 11th, 2018, Credit Suisse Initiated to Outperform. Bernstein Upgrade a Outperform rating on June 26th, 2018, Wells Fargo Upgrade an Outperform rating on June 18th, 2018, and Citigroup Upgrade a Buy rating on March 27th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 2.28B shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 45.48B. In the last trading day, 13,117,891 shares of Kinder Morgan, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 16.54M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $0.14 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +0.71% and a moving average of 19.89. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $1.24 (which is +6.62%) and the stock’s moving average was 19.52. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of KMI changed by $4.60 (which is +29.91%) and demonstrated a moving average of 18.36.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 85.43%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 89.48% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 92.74%. Using a similar metric, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 84.65% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 87.37% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 92.27%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.04 over the past 9 days, 0.24 over the past two weeks, and 0.42 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $19.98 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $20.06 and a low of $14.62. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 149,128,422 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 6,252,923 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 6.59% stake in Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) experienced a high price of $20.085 and low point of $19.89. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 19.98 per share, following a gain of $0.02, or 0.00% during the full day.