| Kinder Morgan is an energy infrastructure company. Co.'s segments are: Natural Gas Pipelines, which owns and operates main interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline and storage systems, among others; Products Pipelines, which owns and operates refined petroleum products, crude oil and condensate pipelines; Terminals, which owns and/or operates liquids and bulk terminal facilities; and Carbon Dioxide (CO2), which produces, transports and markets CO2, owns and/or operates oil fields and gasoline processing plants in West Texas, owns and operates a crude oil pipeline system in West Texas, and owns and operates renewable natural gas and liquefied natural gas facilities in Indiana. |
When researching a stock like Kinder Morgan, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from KMI Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for KMI stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting KMI RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.