Sell-side Analyst Weighing in on These Shares: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI)

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.83. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI). The highest current target is $28. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $20. The consensus target price is currently noted at $25.416. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.16. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-07-19. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $0.17 for the quarter ending 2017-03-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of -5.56%.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) shares are trading -2.520% thus far today and have traded in the range of 4.800 – 4.980 during the current session. In order to take a look at where the stock might headed longer term, we can also look at different sets of data. Sell-side research firms currently have a consensus one year price target of $5.250 on the stock according to First Call. This number can often vary from the Zacks or FactSet mean targets. The sell-side analysts are projecting earnings per share of $0.050 for the next fiscal quarter. For the current year, analysts are predicting earnings of $0.180 per share according to First Call.

Stock Technicals in Focus

In looking at where the stock is trading on a technical level, the stock is trading -6.002% away from its 50 day moving average of $5.144. Based on the most recent available data, the equity is -12.568% off of its 52-week high of $5.530 and +29.278% away from its 52-week low which is $3.740. In taking a look at the company’s valuation, the firm’s price to earnings ratio stands at 30.219. This is a crucial indicator investors watch as higher ratios compared to peers, would suggest higher future earnings growth potential for the stock. The price to current year EPS estimates from research analysts currently stands at 26.861. In looking further ahead, potential investors should note that the company’s price to next year’s EPS estimates is 21.977.

Today, the stock opened at $4.970 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $4.835. During the session thus far, the equity dipped down to $4.800 and touched $4.980 as the high point. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. has a market cap of 22.64B and has seen an average daily volume of 26624800 over the past three months.

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