Will Kinder Morgan Be the Stock That Got Away?

Energy pipeline giant Kinder Morgan  (NYSE: KMI  ) , a recent selection for the real-money Inflation-Protected Income Growth Portfolio, leaped beyond the portfolio's declared "buy below" price before the actual cash investment could be made. That leaves portfolio manager Chuck Saletta with a quandry. Will he:

  • Pay a higher price, given the quality of Kinder Morgan's business,
  • Look to buy shares in one of Kinder Morgan's sister companies: Kinder Morgan Management (NYSE: KMR  ) , Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP  ) , or El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE: EPB  ) ,
  • Wait for the market to offer him the opportunity to buy the stock at the price he's willing to pay, or
  • Put that money elsewhere?

Watch this short video to find out:

It's easy to forget the necessity of midstream operators that seamlessly transport oil and gas throughout the United States. Kinder Morgan is one of these operators, and one that investors should commit to memory due to its sheer size -- it's the fourth-largest energy company in the U.S. -- not to mention its enormous potential for profits. In The Motley Fool's new premium research report on Kinder Morgan, our top energy analyst breaks down the company's growing opportunity, as well as the risks to watch out for, in order to uncover whether it's a buy or a sell. To determine whether this dividend giant is right for your portfolio, simply click here now to claim your copy of this invaluable investor's resource. As an added bonus, you'll receive a full year of key updates and guidance as news develops, so don't miss out!


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  • Report this Comment On January 10, 2013, at 5:23 PM, RussellFrege wrote:

    The last natural warming event was the PETM. During that period the earth warmed at a rate of 6c/20000 years. The current rate is closer to 6c/200 years. Warming over 2c will have grave human consequences. Kinder Morgan is a major transporter of tar sands oil. Tar sands uses more energy in extraction and destroys forest carbon sinks. For that reason, it is the worst oil in the world for climate change. Investing in KMI makes one directly complicit in the grave human consequences of continuing to change the climate. Many ethicists, in fact, would compare profiting from accelerating climate change at this time to investing in a slave plantation. Some investors may not care about ethics, but all investors should be aware that stocks such as KMI are targets for divestment campaigns and that all new pipeline construction in North America will face serious activist opposition.

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