NYSE:CNP - CenterPoint Energy Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$30.89 +0.27 (+0.88 %)
(As of 03/22/2019 10:08 AM ET)
Previous Close$30.62
Today's Range$30.67 - $30.89
52-Week Range$24.81 - $31.42
Volume17,979 shs
Average Volume5.09 million shs
Market Capitalization$15.49 billion
P/E Ratio19.31
Dividend Yield3.80%
Beta0.46
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company's Electric Transmission & Distribution segment offers electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers, municipalities, electric cooperatives, and other distribution companies. As of December 31, 2018, it owned 235 substation sites with a total installed rated transformer capacity of 68,338 megavolt amperes; and 15 regional service centers located on a total of 332 acres of land. Its Natural Gas Distribution segment sells regulated intrastate natural gas; provides natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers; and offers unregulated services comprising residential appliance repair and maintenance services. As of December 31, 2018, this segment owned approximately 76,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. The company's Energy Services segment provides physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and natural gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services, as well as procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. As of December 31, 20118, it owned and operated 200 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana and Texas; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. Its Midstream Investment segment offers natural gas and crude oil gathering, and natural gas processing services to its producer customers; and interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services to its producer, power plant, local distribution company, and industrial end-user customers. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Electric services
Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP15189T10
Phone713-207-1111

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.59 billion
Cash Flow$4.1242 per share
Book Value$12.61 per share

Profitability

Net Income$368 million

Miscellaneous

Employees7,977
Market Cap$15.49 billion
Next Earnings Date5/3/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Frequently Asked Questions

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 Wednesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.2875 per share on Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $1.15 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 20th. This is a boost from CenterPoint Energy's previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. View CenterPoint Energy's Dividend History.

How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) announced its earnings results on Thursday, February, 28th. The utilities provider reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.02. CenterPoint Energy had a return on equity of 14.16% and a net margin of 3.48%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.33 EPS. View CenterPoint Energy's Earnings History.

When is CenterPoint Energy's next earnings date?

CenterPoint Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, May 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for CenterPoint Energy.

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

CenterPoint Energy updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 28th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.60-1.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.70. CenterPoint Energy also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.60-1.70 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for CNP?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for CenterPoint Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $34.00. On average, they anticipate CenterPoint Energy's stock price to reach $31.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for CenterPoint Energy.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for CenterPoint Energy?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CenterPoint Energy in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for CenterPoint Energy.

Has CenterPoint Energy been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about CNP stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. CenterPoint Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of CenterPoint Energy's key competitors?

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), Boeing (BA), AbbVie (ABBV), Bank of America (BAC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), General Electric (GE), American Electric Power (AEP), Ford Motor (F) and Kinder Morgan (KMI).

Who are CenterPoint Energy's key executives?

CenterPoint Energy's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Milton Carroll, Exec. Chairman (Age 69)
  • Mr. Scott M. Prochazka, Pres, CEO & Non-Independent Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. William D. Rogers, Fin. Lead (Age 59)
  • Ms. Dana C. O'Brien, Legal Lead & Gen. Counsel (Age 51)
  • Mr. Tracy B. Bridge, Texas Electric Utility Bus. Lead (Age 60)

Who are CenterPoint Energy's major shareholders?

CenterPoint Energy's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (10.00%), Millennium Management LLC (1.71%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.55%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.42%), FMR LLC (1.29%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.26%). Company insiders that own CenterPoint Energy stock include Joseph John Vortherms, Milton Carroll, Scott M Prochazka and Ted Pound. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CenterPoint Energy.

Which major investors are selling CenterPoint Energy stock?

CNP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Millennium Management LLC, KBC Group NV, Bank of America Corp DE, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, LSV Asset Management and Korea Investment CORP. Company insiders that have sold CenterPoint Energy company stock in the last year include Joseph John Vortherms, Milton Carroll, Scott M Prochazka and Ted Pound. View Insider Buying and Selling for CenterPoint Energy.

Which major investors are buying CenterPoint Energy stock?

CNP stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, FMR LLC, Zimmer Partners LP, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, BlackRock Inc. and Strs Ohio. View Insider Buying and Selling for CenterPoint Energy.

How do I buy shares of CenterPoint Energy?

Shares of CNP can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is CenterPoint Energy's stock price today?

One share of CNP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $30.89.

How big of a company is CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy has a market capitalization of $15.49 billion and generates $10.59 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $368 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.60 on an earnings per share basis. CenterPoint Energy employs 7,977 workers across the globe.

What is CenterPoint Energy's official website?

The official website for CenterPoint Energy is http://www.centerpointenergy.com.

How can I contact CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy's mailing address is 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston TX, 77002. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 713-207-1111.


MarketBeat Community Rating for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE CNP)

Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  307 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  469 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  776
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This page was last updated on 3/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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