Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy transportation and storage company Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Kinder Morgan's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Kinder Morgan facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston, Texas (1992)

Market Cap

$13.16 billion


Oil and gas storage and transportation

TTM Revenue

$11.74 billion


CEO Richard Kinder (since 1997)
CFO Kimberly Dang (since 2005)

Return on Equity (average last three years)


Dividend Yield



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Over on CAPS, fully 902 of the 941 members who have rated Kinder Morgan -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include stoctoni and LibbyLoo00.

In December, stoctoni touched on the stock's total return potential: "Owns the toll road for oil and nat gas distribution. Mostly insensitive to oil and nat gas price changes, though sensitive to volume changes. Added to the portfolio for its +/- 8% yield while awaiting a return to present value of $60."

In a more recent pitch from last month, LibbyLoo00 also taps the stock as a smoother way to gain some energy:

Natural gas, ethanol, CO2 and so forth. Whatever direction the commodity prices may swing, they still have to be moved. KMP's infrastructure has been maintained and expanded which is important for pipelines. A good way to get into energy (and alternative energy) with a solid dividend and balance sheet, plus fewer girations due to commodity pricing issues.

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