4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy storage and transportation company Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYS: KMP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Kinder Morgan's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Kinder Morgan facts

Headquarters (Founded)Houston (1992)
Market Cap$29.1 billion
IndustryOil and gas storage and transportation
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$8.2 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Richard Kinder
CFO Kimberly Dang
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)18.6%
Dividend Yield5.4%
CompetitorsEnterprise Products Partners
Koch Industries
TransMontaigne

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,419 members who have rated Kinder Morgan believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Late last month, one of those Fools, DanFPilot, highlighted Kinder Morgan as a potent income opportunity:

Pipeline [master limited partnership]. Excellent dividend if your not afraid of a little extra work on your taxes. Expected distribution growth of about eight percent in 2012. Maybe a little pricey but yield is still about 5.4% and I'm a long term, buy and hold income investor.

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