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Shares of Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) were the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors acquired 4,826 put options on the company, American Banking & Market News reports. This represents an increase of 282% compared to the average daily volume of 1,264 put options.

KMI has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at RBC Capital cut their price target on shares of Kinder Morgan from $42.00 to $37.00 in a research note on Monday. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Kinder Morgan in a research note on Thursday, March 27th. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $39.00. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Kinder Morgan from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 23rd. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $38.17.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) traded up 0.46% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $32.44. The stock had a trading volume of 4,283,805 shares. Kinder Morgan has a one year low of $30.81 and a one year high of $41.49. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $32.08 and a 200-day moving average of $34.25. The company has a market cap of $33.435 billion and a P/E ratio of 28.18.

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 15th. The company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $3.87 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.86 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.21 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 25.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Kinder Morgan will post $1.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Kinder Morgan, Inc (NYSE:KMI) owns and manages a diversified portfolio of energy transportation and storage assets.

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