KMI should continue to rise steadily over time. It took a dip, yes, but they will continue to increase the div, and the vast majority of companies that continue to do so don't normally continue to tank. Mr Kinder knows what he's doing, may not of timed the market perfectly, but then again, who can?
I'm not sure as to what makes you think 25 is realistic (outside of a complete market meltdown, in which case I'd agree). The talk of the div being overpaid is something of a concern, but i cant see a CEO, like Richard Kinder, buying the quantity of shares that he did just to lose money if he saw a div cut coming in the near future. Just my opinion.
ok, $42 is more realistic, but I could see her flirt higher at certain points-depending upon market flux and oil prices,etc.. in any event, be smart and by the dip like Mr. Kinder did..!