Kinder Morgan Inc Unusual Bearish Options Activity Means Higher Risks

 Kinder Morgan Inc Unusual Bearish Options Activity Means Higher Risks

In today’s session Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) recorded an unusually high (15,812) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the October, 2016 put, expecting serious KMI decrease. With 15,812 contracts traded and 191384 open interest for the Oct, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: KMI161021P00020000 closed last at: $0.36 or 28.6% up. About 4.12 million shares traded hands. Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) has risen 8.64% since March 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.03% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) to report earnings on October, 19. They expect $0.15 EPS, down 21.05% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.19 per share. KMI’s profit will be $331.77M for 33.83 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by Kinder Morgan Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) Ratings Coverage

Out of 14 analysts covering Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), 7 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 7 “Hold”. This means 50% are positive. Kinder Morgan has been the topic of 37 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 28 report. Bernstein initiated it with “Market Perform” rating and $20 target price in Wednesday, May 11 report. The stock of Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, January 28. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Goldman Sachs on Sunday, August 16. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Thursday, October 22. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) on Tuesday, October 4 to “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, March 17 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Monday, September 28. The company was downgraded on Thursday, December 3 by Argus Research. As per Thursday, October 22, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Kinder Morgan, Inc. is engaged in energy transportation and storage in North America. The Company handles energy products like natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, ethanol, coal and carbon dioxide (CO2). The Company operates: natural gas pipelines in the Rocky Mountains, the Midwest and Texas; refined petroleum products pipeline in North America; terminals for the storage of petroleum products and chemicals and CO2 pipelines and oil producing fields. Kinder Morgan, Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.99 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 1.01 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 80 funds sold all Kinder Morgan Inc shares owned while 332 reduced positions. 81 funds bought stakes while 325 increased positions. They now own 1.20 billion shares or 1.62% less from 1.22 billion shares in 2016Q1.
The Japan-based Nomura Holdg Inc has invested 0.02% in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI). Ntv Asset Ltd Co owns 48,072 shares or 0.34% of their US portfolio. Contrarius Inv Management Ltd has invested 1.65% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI). Mgmt Lc has 0.33% invested in the company for 173,438 shares. Forte Capital Ltd Liability Adv last reported 41,680 shares in the company. Capital Ok last reported 10,117 shares in the company. Park Natl Corporation Oh owns 13,556 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Daiwa Secs Group last reported 140,477 shares in the company. Motley Fool Asset Mngmt Ltd Com last reported 280,000 shares in the company. Daiwa Sb Invs last reported 51,130 shares in the company. Perkins Coie Tru Com has 0.01% invested in the company for 1,096 shares. Putnam Invests Llc holds 41,159 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Eaton Vance Mgmt, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 334,084 shares. The Tennessee-based Td Mgmt Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI). Da Davidson Com last reported 302,508 shares in the company.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. is an energy infrastructure firm in North America. The company has a market cap of $44.94 billion. The Firm divisions include Natural Gas Pipelines, carbon dioxide (CO2), Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada and Other. It has a 551.57 P/E ratio. The Company’s Natural Gas Pipelines segment includes interstate and intrastate pipelines and its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals.

KMI Company Profile

Kinder Morgan, Inc., incorporated on August 23, 2006, is an energy infrastructure firm in North America. The Firm owns an interest in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and over 180 terminals. The Company’s divisions include Natural Gas Pipelines, carbon dioxide (CO2), Terminals, Products Pipelines, Kinder Morgan Canada and Other. The Company’s pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, condensate, CO2 and other products, and its terminals transload and store petroleum products, ethanol and chemicals, and handle products, such as coal, petroleum coke and steel.

More notable recent Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) news were published by: which released: “Better Buy: Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP vs. Kinder Morgan Inc.” on October 11, 2016, also with their article: “Forget Kinder Morgan, Inc.: Here Are 3 Better Dividend Stocks” published on September 28, 2016, published: “Kinder Morgan, Inc.’s Worst Moves in 2016 So Far” on September 27, 2016. More interesting news about Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) were released by: and their article: “Kinder Morgan, Inc.’s Biggest Failure in 2016 So Far” published on September 21, 2016 as well as‘s news article titled: “If You Love Kinder Morgan Inc., You Should Check Out Enbridge Inc.” with publication date: September 18, 2016.

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