Kinder Morgan Pipeline Stack

Source: Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) will announce second quarter results after the market closes today. The Kinder Morgan family of companies started the year off strong as first quarter results were very good. Investors are hoping that the group can repeat its performance again this quarter.

Because of its structure Kinder Morgan really relies on Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to fuel its results. Further, because the natural gas pipeline segment is its biggest profit driver it will need another strong quarter from that segment. But there are some additional catalysts to keep an eye on at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, which could push its results past expectations. To see what those catalysts are, as well as other areas to watch this quarter, check out the slideshow presentation below. 

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Matt DiLallo has the following options: short January 2016 $32.5 puts on Kinder Morgan and long January 2016 $32.5 calls on Kinder Morgan. The Motley Fool recommends Kinder Morgan. The Motley Fool owns shares of Kinder Morgan. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.