CenterPoint Energy Company Profile (NYSE:CNP)

About CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a public utility holding company. The Company's segments include Electric Transmission & Distribution, Natural Gas Distribution, Energy Services, Midstream Investments and Other Operations. Its Electric Transmission & Distribution segment provides electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment offers intrastate natural gas sales to and natural gas transportation and distribution for residential, commercial and industrial customers. Its Energy Services segment includes non-rate regulated gas sales to, and transportation and storage services for, commercial and industrial customers. Its Midstream Investments segment includes equity investment in Enable Midstream Partners, LP (Enable) that owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil assets. Its Other Operations segment includes office buildings and other real estate used in its business operations and other corporate operations.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Utilities
  • Industry: Gas Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: CNP
  • CUSIP: 15189T10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $26.84
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $25.98
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $23.94
  • 52-Week Range: $18.30 - $27.02
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.95
  • P/E Growth: 3.27
  • Market Cap: $11.64B
  • Outstanding Shares: 430,682,000
  • Beta: 0.56
  • Net Margins: -2.46%
  • Return on Equity: 15.00%
  • Return on Assets: 2.45%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.23%
  • Current Ratio: 1.05%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.91%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 7 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.18)
Consensus Price Target: $25.13 (7.01% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/9/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHold$27.00View Rating Details
11/8/2016Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$24.00 -> $25.00View Rating Details
11/3/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$25.00View Rating Details
9/26/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$24.00 -> $25.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
8/8/2016RBC Capital MarketsSet Price TargetBuy$26.00View Rating Details
8/8/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$24.50 -> $24.00View Rating Details
7/5/2016Tudor PickeringDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
7/1/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$26.00 -> $28.00View Rating Details
6/22/2016Wells Fargo & CoDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
5/9/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeSell -> Neutral$18.00 -> $21.00View Rating Details
1/28/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetNeutral$20.00 -> $17.50View Rating Details
7/7/2015Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesInitiated CoverageNeutral$20.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/28/2017Q416$0.28$2.18 billionN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2016Q316$0.37$0.41$1.98 billion$1.89 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2016Q216$0.20$0.17$1.62 billion$1.57 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2016Q116$0.31$0.36$2.42 billion$1.98 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2016Q415$0.23($1.18)$2.85 billion$1.79 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.30$0.34$1.96 billion$1.63 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2015Q215$0.20$0.18$1.87 billion$1.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/11/2015Q115$0.33$0.30$2.88 billion$2.43 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.26$0.36$1.48 billion$2.37 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$30.00$0.33$1.82 billion$1.81 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q2$0.23$0.25$1.82 billion$1.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.31$0.43$2.28 billion$3.16 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413$0.28$0.26$1.66 billion$2.18 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.35$0.40$1.91 billion$1.71 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q2 2013$0.28$0.30$1.67 billion$1.53 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.37$0.34$2.37 billion$2.39 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q4 2012$0.21$0.31$2.43 billion$2.15 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.33$0.40$2.21 billion$1.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.25$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.33$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/29/2012$0.19$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.29$0.38ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.23$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.33$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2011$0.29$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.19 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.29 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20161$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q3 20161$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q4 20161$0.30$0.30$0.30
Q1 20171$0.34$0.34$0.34
Q2 20171$0.18$0.18$0.18
Q3 20171$0.44$0.44$0.44
Q4 20171$0.32$0.32$0.32
Q1 20181$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q2 20181$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q3 20181$0.45$0.45$0.45
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Annual Dividend:$1.03
Dividend Yield:3.81%
Dividend Growth:7.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-245.24% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
86.55% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
79.84% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:11 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 72.50%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/13/2016Joseph B McgoldrickVPSell9,000$22.23$200,070.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2015Janiece M LongoriaDirectorSell3,000$17.03$51,090.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015Tracy B BridgeVPBuy10,000$19.80$198,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2015Tracy B BridgeVPBuy10,000$20.20$202,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2015Phillip R SmithDirectorBuy2,000$20.28$40,560.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2015Joseph B McgoldrickVPBuy10,000$20.15$201,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2015William D RogersCFOBuy20,000$19.81$396,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Milton CarrollChairmanSell9,795$24.11$236,157.45View SEC Filing  
5/5/2014Milton CarrollChairmanSell10,333$24.44$252,538.52View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013David McclanahanCEOSell106,100$23.01$2,441,361.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Joseph B McgoldrickSVPSell2,000$24.40$48,800.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
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What is CenterPoint Energy's stock symbol?

CenterPoint Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CNP."

How often does CenterPoint Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.2675 per share on Friday, March 10th. This represents a $1.07 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.96%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 14th. This is a positive change from CenterPoint Energy's previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.

Where is CenterPoint Energy's stock going? Where will CenterPoint Energy's stock price be in 2017?

11 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for CenterPoint Energy's shares. Their predictions range from $21.00 to $28.00. On average, they expect CenterPoint Energy's stock price to reach $25.13 in the next twelve months.

When will CenterPoint Energy announce their earnings?

CenterPoint Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February, 24th 2017.

What are analysts saying about CenterPoint Energy stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CenterPoint Energy stock:

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "CenterPoint Energy has been strengthening its infrastructure through regular capital investment and acquisitions, which will help it to meet the requirements of an expanding customer base. Moreover, it is investing substantially to expand its operations to cope with increasing utility demand. The company is currently focused on upgrading infrastructure and improving reliability. The company’s performance has been mainly driven by steady growth in customer count and the trend is expected to continue in the future, thereby driving utility demand. Moreover, the shares company returned higher than the Zacks Categorized Utility-Electric Power industry, in the last twelve months. However, the company’s results are subject to the impact of weather patterns, regulatory and judicial proceedings, and fluctuating commodity prices." (1/11/2017)

  • Credit Suisse Group analysts commented, "We are increasing our 2016-2018 EPS to $1.16/$1.20/$1.29 from $1.13/$1.17/$1.27 due to the integration of CNP’s recent acquisition. Raising Target Price by $1, to $24 Reiterate Neutral Rating: Our CNP target price is derived from our sum of the parts model which utilizes a 10x/10x/4.5x EV/EBITDA on 2017 Electric Transmission, Natural Gas Distribution and Competitive Gas Sales, respectively. We are raising our target price for CNP by $1, to $24 as a function of our higher ENBL target price (see Figure 1)." (5/11/2016)

Who owns CenterPoint Energy stock?

CenterPoint Energy's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (5.35%), FMR LLC (2.08%), AQR Capital Management LLC (1.55%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.43%), Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (1.07%) and Numeric Investors LLC (0.69%). Company insiders that own CenterPoint Energy stock include Janiece M Longoria, Joseph B Mcgoldrick, Phillip R Smith, Tracy B Bridge and William D Rogers.

Who sold CenterPoint Energy stock? Who is selling CenterPoint Energy stock?

CenterPoint Energy's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Franklin Resources Inc., Guggenheim Capital LLC, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System, New York State Teachers Retirement System and Gideon Capital Advisors Inc..

Who bought CenterPoint Energy stock? Who is buying CenterPoint Energy stock?

CenterPoint Energy's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, Numeric Investors LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Martingale Asset Management L P. Company insiders that have bought CenterPoint Energy stock in the last two years include Joseph B Mcgoldrick, Phillip R Smith, Tracy B Bridge and William D Rogers.

How do I buy CenterPoint Energy stock?

Shares of CenterPoint Energy can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of CenterPoint Energy stock cost?

One share of CenterPoint Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $27.02.

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Chart for Saturday, February, 25, 2017

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)

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Earnings by Quarter for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)

Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by Staff