Street Analysts Take Aim at Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI)

Analysts that cover Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) have set a target price of $23.23 on company shares, on a consensus basis. The Street analyst with the highest target price based on data provided by Zacks Research, is currently $27. The analyst giving the lowest target on the stock estimates that shares will be headed to$17.  

Depending on the analyst, target price predictions might differ greatly. Street analysts may view current stock price resistance and support levels to help evaluate future movement of the stock. Zacks Research also provides stock ratings from covering sell-side analysts. These recommendations land on a scale provided by Zacks Research. Using ratings from polled analysts, Zacks Research lists shares of Kinder Morgan, Inc. with a current ABR of 1.85. This number is set on a recommendation scale where the ratings range between a 1 and a 5. Using this scale, a 1 would signify a Strong Buy rating while a 5 would indicate a Strong Sell.

We can also take a look at some company earnings per share or EPS information. Earnings per share is the segment of profit for a company that is allocated to every outstanding share of a company’s common stock. Earnings per share numbers can serve as an indicator for the profitability of a certain company. EPS is widely considered to be one of the most important factors when evaluating the price of a share. A Zacks consensus currently shows Street analysts projecting the company to post per share earnings of $0.18. For the period ending 2016-09-30, Kinder Morgan, Inc. reported actual EPS of $0.16. This number was $0.01 away from analyst predictions, providing a surprise factor of 6.67%. The company is expected to next release earnings on or around 2017-01-18.

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