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Shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, American Banking News.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $75.28.

A number of research firms have recently commented on KMP. Analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to a “conviction buy list” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 15th. Separately, analysts at Canaccord Genuity cut their price target on shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to $11.00 in a research note on Thursday, May 8th. Finally, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners in a research note on Tuesday, April 29th. They now have a $78.00 price target on the stock.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) traded up 0.59% on Friday, hitting $80.575. The stock had a trading volume of 499,387 shares. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has a 52-week low of $71.32 and a 52-week high of $88.08. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $76.72 and its 200-day moving average is $77.57. The company has a market cap of $36.571 billion and a P/E ratio of 23.18.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 16th. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $3.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.46 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.97 earnings per share. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’s revenue was up 37.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will post $2.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:KMP) is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America.

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