Analyst Ratings for Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE:KMI) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, KMI was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 21 analysts covering the stock, 13 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 2. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for KMI. The most optimistic price target was 36, implying potential capital gains of 75.87 percent. The minimum price target given was 19, implying a possible loss of -7.18 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -3.12 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -6.25 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.52 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -5.1 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of KMI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 111.03 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. KMI has a PEG ratio of 0.59.

In the last 52-weeks, KMI has achieved a high of 23.36 and a low of 18.31. Currently the stock is 11.8 percent higher than its low, and 12.37 percent lower than its 52-week high. KMI has a P/E ratio of 66.03. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KMI value stock report compares KMI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $45.41 billion. KMI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.