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CenterPoint Energy (CNP) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.17 (+0.55%)
(As of 06/12/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
9.60 million shs
Average Volume
4.45 million shs
Market Capitalization
$19.83 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

CenterPoint Energy MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
0.6% Downside
$30.80 Price Target
Short Interest
1.99% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.96mentions of CenterPoint Energy in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$166,811 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $1.62 to $1.75 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.

3.53 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

47th out of 87 stocks

Electric Services Industry

24th out of 42 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

CNP Stock News Headlines

Q1 2024 CenterPoint Energy Inc Earnings Call
CenterPoint Energy Inc Q1 Profit Increases, beats estimates
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Company Calendar

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Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/13 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Electric services
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
10 Analysts


Net Income
$917 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$8.54 billion
Cash Flow
$3.88 per share
Book Value
$15.31 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$19.83 billion

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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 45)
    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


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

  • CenterPoint Energy has a stable dividend payout ratio of 56.34%, providing investors with consistent income.
  • The company operates in the Electric and Natural Gas segments, essential services with steady demand, offering stability to investors.
  • CenterPoint Energy has a healthy net margin of 11.03%, indicating efficient cost management and profitability.
  • Investors can benefit from the company's return on equity of 10.57%, showcasing effective utilization of shareholder funds.
  • With an anticipated earnings per share of 1.62 for the current fiscal year, there is potential for growth and positive financial performance.


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

  • The company's stock price may be influenced by external factors such as regulatory changes in the utility sector, leading to volatility.
  • CenterPoint Energy's dividend yield of 2.69% may be considered low by some investors seeking higher returns.
  • Fluctuations in energy prices could impact the company's financial performance and stock valuation, posing risks to investors.
  • Investors should monitor interest rate movements as they can affect the cost of capital for utility companies like CenterPoint Energy.
  • Market competition and technological advancements in the energy sector could challenge CenterPoint Energy's market position and growth prospects.
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 Saturday, June 8, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these CenterPoint Energy pros and cons to

CNP Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell CenterPoint Energy stock right now?

10 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CenterPoint Energy in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" CNP shares.
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What is CenterPoint Energy's stock price target for 2024?

10 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for CenterPoint Energy's stock. Their CNP share price targets range from $29.00 to $33.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $30.80 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.6%.
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How have CNP shares performed in 2024?

CenterPoint Energy's stock was trading at $28.57 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, CNP shares have increased by 8.5% and is now trading at $30.99.
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Are investors shorting CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy saw a increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totaling 12,760,000 shares, an increase of 5.5% from the May 15th total of 12,100,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,720,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.7 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 Thursday, July 25th 2024.
View our CNP earnings forecast

How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The utilities provider reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.02. The utilities provider earned $2.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.82 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a net margin of 11.03% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.57%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.50 EPS.
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How often does CenterPoint Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share on Thursday, June 13th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 15th.
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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 2.65%. 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 56.34%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CNP will have a dividend payout ratio of 45.71% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for CNP.

What guidance has CenterPoint Energy issued on next quarter's earnings?

CenterPoint Energy issued an update on its FY24 earnings guidance on Tuesday, April, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.61-1.63 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share 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 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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Capital International Investors (13.09%), Vanguard Group Inc. (11.80%), Boston Partners (2.74%), Capital Research Global Investors (2.36%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.66%) and Jennison Associates LLC (1.11%). Insiders that own company stock include Barry T Smitherman, Christopher A Foster, David J Lesar, 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 6/13/2024 by Staff

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