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NYSE:CNP

CenterPoint Energy (CNP) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$28.78
+0.25 (+0.88%)
(As of 05:21 PM ET)
Today's Range
$28.38
$28.95
50-Day Range
$27.21
$28.53
52-Week Range
$25.42
$31.43
Volume
2.83 million shs
Average Volume
4.25 million shs
Market Capitalization
$18.22 billion
P/E Ratio
21.16
Dividend Yield
2.78%
Price Target
$30.18

CenterPoint Energy MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.45 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.9% Upside
$30.18 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.85% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-5.23
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.01mentions of CenterPoint Energy in the last 14 days
Based on 12 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.79%
From $1.62 to $1.73 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.20 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

45th out of 89 stocks

Electric Services Industry

21st out of 40 stocks

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About CenterPoint Energy Stock (NYSE:CNP)

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Electric and Natural Gas. The Electric segment includes electric transmission and distribution services to electric customers and electric generation assets, as well as optimizes assets in the wholesale power market. The Natural Gas segment engages in the intrastate natural gas sales, and natural gas transportation and distribution for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional customers in Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas; permanent pipeline connections through interconnects with various interstate and intrastate pipeline companies; and provides maintenance and repair services of home appliances to customers in Minnesota and home repair protection plans to natural gas customers in Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, and Texas through a third party. It serves approximately 2,534,730 metered customers; owned 348 substations with transformer capacity of 79,719 megavolt amperes; and owned and operated 217 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana and Texas. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

CNP Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/14 Dividend
2/14/2024
Last Earnings
2/20/2024
Dividend Payable
3/14/2024
Today
4/22/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
4/30/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Utilities
Industry
Electric services
Sub-Industry
Multi-Utilities
CUSIP
15189T10
Employees
8,827
Year Founded
1866

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$30.30
High Stock Price Target
$33.00
Low Stock Price Target
$27.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+6.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
10 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$917 million
Pretax Margin
12.50%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$8.70 billion
Cash Flow
$3.81 per share
Book Value
$15.31 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
631,892,000
Market Cap
$18.06 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.92

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Jason P. WellsMr. Jason P. Wells (Age 46)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $3.16M
  • Mr. Christopher A. FosterMr. Christopher A. Foster (Age 44)
    Executive VP & CFO
    Comp: $2.1M
  • Ms. Monica Karuturi (Age 45)
    Executive VP & General Counsel
    Comp: $1.77M
  • Ms. Lynne Louise Harkel-Rumford (Age 67)
    Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer
    Comp: $1.1M
  • Mr. Jason Michael Ryan (Age 48)
    Executive Vice President of Regulatory Services & Government Affairs
    Comp: $1.43M
  • Mr. Russell Keith Wright (Age 40)
    Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and Interim Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Kenneth E. Coleman
    Senior VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Jacqueline M. Richert (Age 40)
    Vice President of Investor Relations & Treasurer
  • Ms. Carol R. Helliker (Age 63)
    Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Senior VP & Deputy General Counsel
  • Mr. Darin Carroll
    Senior Vice President of Natural Gas Business

Should I Buy CenterPoint Energy Stock? CNP Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in CenterPoint Energy, Inc.:

  • CenterPoint Energy stock has shown resilience with a 1-year high of $31.43, indicating potential for growth.
  • The company operates in the Electric services industry, which is essential and stable, providing a reliable revenue stream.
  • Recent quarterly earnings results met analysts' consensus estimates, demonstrating consistency in performance.
  • Strong institutional investor ownership at 91.77% indicates confidence in the company's future prospects.
  • CenterPoint Energy's market cap of $18.04 billion signifies its position as a significant player in the market.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. for these reasons:

  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio of 1.82 may pose a risk due to higher leverage levels.
  • The stock's beta of 0.92 indicates moderate volatility compared to the market average.
  • CenterPoint Energy's price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.33 suggests a potentially overvalued stock.
  • The current ratio of 0.78 and quick ratio of 0.58 may raise concerns about the company's liquidity position.
  • Despite recent positive developments, the stock's 50-day moving average is below the 200-day moving average, signaling a potential short-term bearish trend.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these CenterPoint Energy pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

CNP Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell CenterPoint Energy stock right now?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CenterPoint Energy in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" CNP shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CNP, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is CenterPoint Energy's stock price target for 2024?

11 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for CenterPoint Energy's shares. Their CNP share price targets range from $27.00 to $33.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $30.18 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 4.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have CNP shares performed in 2024?

CenterPoint Energy's stock was trading at $28.57 at the beginning of the year. Since then, CNP shares have increased by 0.7% and is now trading at $28.78.
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Are investors shorting CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy saw a decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 11,720,000 shares, a decline of 5.3% from the March 15th total of 12,380,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,240,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.8 days.
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When is CenterPoint Energy's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 30th 2024.
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How can I listen to CenterPoint Energy's earnings call?

CenterPoint Energy will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 30th at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 20th. The utilities provider reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.32. The utilities provider had revenue of $2.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.83 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.44% and a net margin of 10.55%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.28 EPS.
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How often does CenterPoint Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 14th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.78%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th.
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Is CenterPoint Energy a good dividend stock?

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.80%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 58.82%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CNP will have a dividend payout ratio of 46.24% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has CenterPoint Energy issued on next quarter's earnings?

CenterPoint Energy updated its FY24 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 20th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.61-1.63 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $1.62.

What is David J. Lesar's approval rating as CenterPoint Energy's CEO?

9 employees have rated CenterPoint Energy Chief Executive Officer David J. Lesar on Glassdoor.com. David J. Lesar has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts David J. Lesar in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of CenterPoint Energy own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other CenterPoint Energy investors own include AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Pfizer (PFE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), CVS Health (CVS), General Electric (GE) and Ford Motor (F).

Who are CenterPoint Energy's major shareholders?

CenterPoint Energy's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.24%), Raymond James & Associates (0.19%), Maryland State Retirement & Pension System (0.09%), Leeward Investments LLC MA (0.09%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.08%) and Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.07%). Insiders that own company stock include Barry T Smitherman, Christopher A Foster, David J Lesar, David J Lesar, Jason P Wells, Jason P Wells and Ted Pound.
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How do I buy shares of CenterPoint Energy?

Shares of CNP stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does CenterPoint Energy have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of CenterPoint Energy: Asgard Energy, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC, CenterPoint Energy Investment Management Inc., CenterPoint Energy Midstream Inc. , CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. , Continuum Energy, Indiana Gas Company Inc, Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Utility Holding LLC, Vectren Corporation, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio Inc., and Vectren Utility Holdings Inc..
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This page (NYSE:CNP) was last updated on 4/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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