An Extremely Compelling Valuation: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)

MACDONALD DEBORAH, Director, bought 2,500 shares of the Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) in an exchange that happened on March 12th. The stock was bought at an average price of $19.89 per share, amounting to a transaction worth $49,737. The purchase was made public in a document filed with the SEC. Additionally, Executive Chairman KINDER RICHARD D bought 300,000 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place on March 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $19.66 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $5,897,550. After the transaction, the Executive Chairman KINDER RICHARD D currently holds 238,500,393 shares of the company’s stock, which is worth approximately $4765237852.

With this stock price’s latest movement, it is now -0.37% away from its 1-year high and 36.66% higher than its 1-year low price. In the past seven days, the stock price volatility for Kinder Morgan, Inc. was 1.12%, whereas its volatility in the past 30 days has been 1.43%. This public company’s stock also has a beta score of 0.92. When the beta value is less/more than 1, it can imply that the stock is less/more volatile than the wider stock market – a metric that traders will surely be keeping tabs on.

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) most recently published its quarterly earnings results. The firm posted $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, missing analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.01. The publicly-traded organization reported revenue of $3,781.00 million for the quarter, compared to the average analyst forecast calling for $3,806.50 million, which was missing the analyst consensus estimate.

Shares of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) finished the regular trading session at $19.98 on Thursday 03/14/2019. After beginning the session at $20, shares of Kinder Morgan, Inc. reached as high as $20.085 during the day, while hitting a 1-day low of $19.89. Trade volume reached 13,117,891 shares against this stock’s average daily volume of 16.54M shares, with a total float of 1.96B. As a consequence of the price increase, Kinder Morgan, Inc. now has a current market value of 45.48B.

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) subtracted -1.49% to its trading price by the close of the most recent session, dropping from its previous closing price of $12.10 to $11.92. This stock decreased in value by -1.57% during the last 7-day period, and experienced a loss of -18.08% over the past 30-day period. In the past three months, this stock’s price lost by -29.76% , and subtracted -47.05% to its price during the last six months of trading. CTL demonstrated a yearly price loss of -32.66% , while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance has been down -21.32% . This stock’s price changed by +3.47% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -30.21% comparing to its 90-day high price.

Have a quick look on short, medium and long-term indicators. According to the Composite Indicator, Trendspotter rated the CTL stock as “Sell”. In the short-term, CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) has a 20-day average volume of 22,645,395 shares and short-term indicators sets the CTL stock as “ 60% Sell ” on average basis. In the medium-term, CTL stock has a 50-Day average volume of 18,229,523 shares and medium-term indicators gave the average rating of “ 50% Sell ”, while in the long-term period the FB stock has a 100-Day average volume of 15,300,152 shares. On average, long-term indicators rated the stock as “100% Sell ”. The overall picture from all short, medium and long-term indicators sets the CTL stock as “72% Sell ” on average basis.

Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on CTL. BofA/Merrill, for example, Downgrade its rating on shares of CenturyLink, Inc. from “Buy ” to a “ Neutral”, while setting a $14 price target on shares of the company’s stock, according to a research note from Tuesday February 26th, 2019. RBC Capital Mkts Downgrade their target price for this stock from $24 to $15, while giving the stock a “ Sector Perform” from “Outperform ” rating, as stated in a research report from Wednesday, February 20th, 2019. MoffettNathanson, on the other hand, Upgrade a from “Sell ” to “ Neutral” rating on this stock in a research note dated Tuesday, February 19th, 2019.

In other news related to CenturyLink, Inc. stock, 75.99% shares of CTL held by institutions. The total number of institutions who held the CTL shares was 987, according to most recent SEC filling. During the past quarter, total 820,538,085 shares held by institutions with the net change of -4,776,350 shares. In the meantime, 117 new institutions bought the shares of CenturyLink, Inc. for the first time and 118 institutions sold all their holdings in the company’s common stock. 439 institutions increased their investment in the CTL stock and 458 institutions decreased their investment in the CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)’s stock during the last quarter.