Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, energy storage and transportation company Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Kinder Morgan facts

Headquarters (founded)

Houston (2006)

Market Cap

$35.7 billion

Industry

Oil and gas storage and transportation

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$9.2 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Richard Kinder

CFO Kimberly Dang

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity

7.1%

Cash/Debt

$775.0 million / $36.5 billion

Dividend Yield

4.3%

Competitors

Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD)

Koch Industries

Transmontaigne

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 99% of the 399 members who have rated Kinder Morgan believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those Fools, Stockblocked, touched on the tailwinds working in Kinder Morgan's favor: "Natural gas prices are on the rise again, which should see a huge spike in production soon ... and by extension, royalties. I also believe that we will soon see a rising number of natural gas powered vehicles that will increase demand as well as capacity."

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