Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) is a bellwether midstream partnership, offering investors a generous 6.4% yield. Plains All American Pipeline (NASDAQ: PAA), meanwhile, has a huge 8% yield.
It’s easy to get sucked in by a big yield, given that both of these companies operate in the same general industry. But there are some things to know before you buy. At the end of the day, the lower yield could be the better long-term option in this case.
Since the midstream sector is generally known as a good place to find yield, it’s a worthwhile starting point for a discussion of Kinder and Plains All American. The story, however, isn’t all that great.