NYSE:CNP - CenterPoint Energy Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$26.52 +0.21 (+0.80 %)
(As of 06/22/2018 03:26 AM ET)
Previous Close$26.31
Today's Range$26.24 - $26.56
52-Week Range$24.81 - $30.45
Volume3.48 million shs
Average Volume4.73 million shs
Market Capitalization$11.38 billion
P/E Ratio19.36
Dividend Yield4.21%
Beta0.53
CenterPoint Energy logoCenterPoint 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, 2017, this segment owned 28,883 pole miles of overhead distribution lines and 24,662 circuit miles of underground distribution lines; and 235 substations with a transformer capacity of 64,924 megavolt amperes, as well as operated 14 regional service centers. 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, 2017, this segment owned approximately 75,000 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. This segment owns and operates approximately 200 miles of intrastate pipelines; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. Its Midstream Investments 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 based in Houston, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.68
Current Ratio1.17
Quick Ratio1.07

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio19.36
Forward P/E Ratio16.68
P/E Growth3.14

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$9.61 billion
Price / Sales1.19
Cash Flow$3.8547 per share
Price / Cash6.88
Book Value$10.88 per share
Price / Book2.44

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.37
Net Income$1.79 billion
Net Margins17.59%
Return on Equity16.22%
Return on Assets3.04%

Miscellaneous

Employees7,977
Outstanding Shares431,470,000

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 Thursday, April 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $0.2775 per share on Thursday, June 14th. This represents a $1.11 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 16th. View CenterPoint Energy's Dividend History.

How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May, 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.11. The utilities provider earned $3.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.69 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a net margin of 17.59% and a return on equity of 16.22%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 15.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.37 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, August, 3rd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for CenterPoint Energy.

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

CenterPoint Energy updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 4th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.50-1.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.56.

What price target have analysts set for CNP?

8 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for CenterPoint Energy's stock. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect CenterPoint Energy's share price to reach $27.8571 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for CenterPoint Energy.

Are investors shorting CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 14,749,705 shares, an increase of 25.4% from the April 30th total of 11,764,882 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,317,262 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days. Currently, 3.6% of the company's shares are sold short. View CenterPoint Energy's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of CenterPoint Energy's key competitors?

Who are CenterPoint Energy's key executives?

CenterPoint Energy's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Milton Carroll, Exec. Chairman (Age 68)
  • Mr. Scott M. Prochazka, Pres, CEO & Non-Independent Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. William D. Rogers, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Ms. Dana C. O'Brien, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 50)
  • Mr. Tracy B. Bridge, Exec. VP & Pres of Electric Division (Age 59)

Has CenterPoint Energy been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about CNP stock has trended positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CenterPoint Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.39 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are CenterPoint Energy's major shareholders?

CenterPoint Energy's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Cynosure Advisors LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own CenterPoint Energy stock include Milton Carroll, Scott M Prochazka and Ted Pound. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CenterPoint Energy.

Which institutional investors are selling CenterPoint Energy stock?

CNP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Cynosure Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold CenterPoint Energy company stock in the last year include Milton Carroll, Scott M Prochazka and Ted Pound. 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 $26.52.

How big of a company is CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy has a market capitalization of $11.38 billion and generates $9.61 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.79 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.37 on an earnings per share basis. CenterPoint Energy employs 7,977 workers across the globe.

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 (CNP)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  223 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  406 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  629
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 6/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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