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

+0.41 (+2.58 %)
(As of 03/30/2020 09:11 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $16.30
50-Day Range
MA: $21.32
52-Week Range
Now: $16.30
Volume9.87 million shs
Average Volume10.67 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.19 billion
P/E Ratio12.26
Dividend Yield7.12%
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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$12.30 billion
Cash Flow$4.45 per share
Book Value$13.18 per share


Net Income$791 million


Market Cap$8.19 billion
Next Earnings Date5/14/2020 (Estimated)

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CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Frequently Asked Questions

How has CenterPoint Energy's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

CenterPoint Energy's stock was trading at $17.66 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, CNP shares have decreased by 7.7% and is now trading at $16.30. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of CenterPoint Energy?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CenterPoint Energy in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings, 9 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for CenterPoint Energy.

When is CenterPoint Energy's next earnings date?

CenterPoint Energy is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 14th 2020. View our earnings forecast for CenterPoint Energy.

How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) issued its earnings results on Thursday, February, 27th. The utilities provider reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.09. The utilities provider earned $3.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.80 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a return on equity of 14.97% and a net margin of 6.43%. The company's revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.36 earnings per share. View CenterPoint Energy's earnings history.

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

CenterPoint Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, February 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.29 per share on Thursday, March 12th. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.12%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 19th. This is a boost from CenterPoint Energy's previous quarterly dividend of $0.29. View CenterPoint Energy's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for CNP?

17 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for CenterPoint Energy's stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $32.00. On average, they expect CenterPoint Energy's stock price to reach $27.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 68.7% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for CenterPoint Energy.

Has CenterPoint Energy been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about CNP stock have trended somewhat negative on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. CenterPoint Energy earned a media sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutCenterPoint Energy.

Are investors shorting CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 19,649,600 shares, an increase of 16.7% from the February 27th total of 16,840,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,100,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.2 days. Approximately 3.9% of the shares of the company are short sold. View CenterPoint Energy's Current Options Chain.

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), AbbVie (ABBV), Altria Group (MO), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Cisco Systems (CSCO), IBM (IBM), Pfizer (PFE) and Southern (SO).

Who are CenterPoint Energy's key executives?

CenterPoint Energy's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Milton Carroll, Exec. Chairman (Age 69)
  • Mr. Scott M. Prochazka, Pres, CEO & Non-Independent Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Tracy B. Bridge, Exec. VP & Pres of Electric Division (Age 60)
  • Ms. Kristie L. Colvin, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Gary Hayes, Chief Information Officer & Sr. VP

What is CenterPoint Energy's stock symbol?

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

Who are CenterPoint Energy's major shareholders?

CenterPoint Energy's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp (1.89%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.58%), Levin Easterly Partners LLC (1.36%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.32%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.32%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.31%). 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 Cohen & Steers Inc., Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, AQR Capital Management LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Acadian Asset Management LLC, and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have sold CenterPoint Energy company stock in the last year include Milton Carroll, and Scott M Prochazka. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Brookfield Public Securities Group LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Point72 Asset Management L.P., First Trust Advisors LP, and Franklin Resources Inc.. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is CenterPoint Energy's stock price today?

One share of CNP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.30.

How big of a company is CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy has a market capitalization of $8.19 billion and generates $12.30 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $791 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.79 on an earnings per share basis. CenterPoint Energy employs 14,262 workers across the globe. View additional information about CenterPoint Energy.

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:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  387 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  547 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  934
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about CenterPoint Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CNP will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CNP will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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