4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Kinder Morgan


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy infrastructure operator Kinder Morgan Holdings (NYS: KMI) 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 (1927)

Market Cap

$22.2 billion


Oil and gas storage and transportation

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$8.1 billion


Chairman/CEO Richard Kinder

CFO Kimberly Dang

Trailing-12-Month Operating Margin



$362.4 million / $15.5 billion

Dividend Yield



Enterprise Products Partners (NYS: EPD)
Williams Companies (NYS: WMB)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 77 members who have rated Kinder Morgan believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star SarahGen, who is ranked in the top 0.5% of our community, and Gato337.

Just last week, SarahGen brought some bullish inside activity to our community's attention: "When Mr. Kinder of Kinder Morgan buys Kinder Morgan, I think you need to pay attention. So insider buying = thumbs up."

In fact, Kinder Morgan boasts strong insider ownership of 35.5%. That's much higher than that of industry peers like Enterprise Products (1.4%), Energy Transfer Partners (NYS: ETP) (0.3%), and Williams (0.3%).

CAPS member Gato337 elaborates on the Kinder Morgan bull case:

Good natural gas play to consider. [S]teady income through their pipeline biz and excellent management. [N]ice-sized dividend with room for growth. ... Valuation appears pricey even now that it's below its IPO price. High market expectations are baked into the price, but may well be justified for this quality company.

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