CenterPoint Energy Company Profile (NYSE:CNP)

About CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)

CenterPoint Energy logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates electric transmission and distribution facilities, and natural gas distribution facilities. The 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 and transportation and storage services for commercial and industrial customers. Its Midstream Investments segment includes equity investment in 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: Multiline Utilities - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:CNP
  • CUSIP: 15189T10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $12.43074 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 431,024,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $28.06
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $27.76
  • 52 Week Range: $21.83 - $29.45
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.68
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.53
  • P/E Growth: 3.11
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $8.85 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.41
  • Book Value: $8.27 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.50
  • Annual Dividend: $1.07
  • Dividend Yield: 3.7%
  • EBIDTA: $2.08 billion
  • Net Margins: 6.86%
  • Return on Equity: 16.45%
  • Return on Assets: 2.65%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.13%
  • Current Ratio: 0.94%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.81%
  • Average Volume: 2.86 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.64
  • Short Ratio: 2.73
Frequently Asked Questions for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.2675 per share on Friday, September 8th. This represents a $1.07 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 14th. View CenterPoint Energy's Dividend History.

How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $2.14 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.98 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a net margin of 6.86% and a return on equity of 16.45%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 36.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.17 EPS. View CenterPoint Energy's Earnings History.

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

CenterPoint Energy issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.25-1.33 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.31.

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

8 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for CenterPoint Energy's stock. Their predictions range from $25.00 to $29.00. On average, they anticipate CenterPoint Energy's stock price to reach $27.57 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for CenterPoint Energy.

Are investors shorting CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy saw a increase in short interest in July. As of July 14th, there was short interest totalling 11,254,690 shares, an increase of 45.3% from the June 30th total of 7,744,874 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,554,409 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.4 days. Approximately 2.7% of the company's stock are sold short.

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:

  • Milton S. Carroll, Executive Chairman of the Board
  • Scott M. Prochazka, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • William D. Rogers, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Sue B. Ortenstone, Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Tracy B. Bridge, Executive Vice President and President - Electric Division
  • Dana C. O'Brien, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Michael P. Johnson Sr., Independent Director
  • Janiece M. Longoria, Independent Director
  • Scott J. McLean, Independent Director
  • Theodore F. Pound III, Independent Director

Who owns CenterPoint Energy stock?

CenterPoint Energy's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.38%), BlackRock Inc. (8.64%), State Street Corp (5.44%), Ameriprise Financial Inc. (2.07%), FMR LLC (2.05%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.86%). Company insiders that own CenterPoint Energy stock include Janiece M Longoria, Joseph B Mcgoldrick and Scott M Prochazka. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CenterPoint Energy.

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 BlackRock Inc., American Century Companies Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Principal Financial Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Cibc World Markets Corp, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. and Sit Investment Associates Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for CenterPoint Energy.

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 Janus Henderson Group PLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Royal Bank of Canada, AJO LP, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for CenterPoint Energy.

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.

What is CenterPoint Energy's stock price today?

One share of CenterPoint Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.95.

MarketBeat Community Rating for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE CNP)
Community Ranking:  1.5 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  144 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  335 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  479
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about CenterPoint Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.13)
Consensus Price Target: $27.57 (4.76% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/14/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeUnderperform -> Neutral$28.82 -> $29.00LowView Rating Details
6/29/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageNeutral$29.00LowView Rating Details
4/11/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$27.00 -> $28.00LowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$27.00 -> $29.00LowView Rating Details
3/16/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaDowngradeOutperform -> Sector Perform$17.00 -> $28.00HighView Rating Details
11/3/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$25.00N/AView Rating Details
9/26/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$24.00 -> $25.00N/AView Rating Details
9/12/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
7/5/2016Tudor PickeringDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
7/1/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$26.00 -> $28.00N/AView Rating Details
6/22/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
5/9/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeSell -> Neutral$18.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
1/28/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetNeutral$20.00 -> $17.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Earnings by Quarter for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Earnings History by Quarter for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE CNP)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.22$0.29$1.98 billion$2.14 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/5/2017Q1 2017$0.36$0.37$2.14 billion$2.74 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2017Q416$0.28$0.26$2.18 billion$2.08 billionViewListenView 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$0.26$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$0.34$1.48 billion$2.37 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.30$0.33$1.82 billion$1.81 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q2$0.24$0.25$1.82 billion$1.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.34$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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.22
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.30
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q2 20171$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q3 20171$0.41$0.41$0.41
Q4 20171$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q1 20181$0.39$0.39$0.39
Q2 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q3 20181$0.43$0.43$0.43
Q4 20181$0.28$0.28$0.28
Q1 20191$0.41$0.41$0.41
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Next Dividend:9/8/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.07
Dividend Yield:3.70%
Dividend Growth:7.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:76.98% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
81.68% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
75.89% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:11 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 76.76%
Insider Trades by Quarter for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Insider Trades by Quarter for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/1/2017Scott M. ProchazkaCEOSell1,000$28.23$28,230.00View SEC Filing  
7/3/2017Scott M. ProchazkaCEOSell1,000$27.66$27,660.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2017Scott M. ProchazkaCEOSell1,000$28.67$28,670.00View SEC Filing  
4/3/2017Scott M. ProchazkaCEOSell1,000$27.45$27,450.00View SEC Filing  
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)


Headline Trends for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Latest Headlines for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
DateHeadline logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) Lifted to "Neutral" at Credit Suisse Group - August 14 at 7:38 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Centerpoint Energy Inc. - August 12 at 4:51 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 14, 2017 - Nasdaq - August 11 at 10:50 PM logoIHS Markit Score Update: Drop in demand for ETFs holding Centerpoint Energy Inc is a negative sign for its shares - August 10 at 6:37 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. announces closing of $500 million senior notes offering - August 10 at 6:37 PM logoCenterPoint Energy: A Century Of Dividends - August 9 at 10:37 PM logoETFs with exposure to CenterPoint Energy, Inc. : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 5:04 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) Decreased by Analyst - August 7 at 7:08 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - August 5 at 8:56 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - August 5 at 4:48 PM logoCenterPoint Energy's (CNP) CEO Scott Prochazka on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - August 5 at 3:45 AM logoCenterPoint Energy reports second quarter 2017 earnings of $0.31 per diluted share; $0.29 per diluted share on a guidance basis - August 4 at 10:44 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Beats Q2 Earnings & Sales Estimates - August 4 at 10:43 PM logoEdited Transcript of CNP earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 2:00pm GMT - August 4 at 10:43 PM logoConsolidated Edison (ED) Misses Q2 Earnings, Narrows View - August 4 at 5:40 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.07 EPS - August 4 at 12:50 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:CNP) : August 4, 2017 - August 3 at 10:16 PM logoCenterPoint Energy Inc Reports 71% Gain In Q2 Bottom Line - Nasdaq - August 3 at 5:13 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Tops Q2 Earnings, Keeps '17 View - Nasdaq - August 3 at 5:13 PM logoCenterPoint beats 2Q profit forecasts - August 3 at 5:13 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - August 3 at 10:58 AM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Q2 Earnings: A Surprise in Store? - Nasdaq - August 1 at 11:06 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) & PPL Corporation (PPL) Critical Analysis - August 1 at 10:28 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) CEO Sells $28,230.00 in Stock - August 1 at 8:21 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Q2 Earnings: A Surprise in Store? - August 1 at 6:04 PM logoCenterPoint Energy Stock: 3 Reasons Bulls Are Excited - August 1 at 10:10 AM logoShort Interest in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Rises By 45.3% - July 30 at 7:12 AM logo Brokerages Expect CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $1.79 Billion - July 29 at 7:52 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.27 - July 27 at 5:28 PM logo Analysts Expect CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Will Announce Earnings of $0.20 Per Share - July 27 at 9:28 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) to Release Earnings on Thursday - July 27 at 7:34 AM logo[$$] Meat and fish outperform amid subdued agribusiness - July 24 at 11:18 AM logoGas Utilities Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Clean Energy Fuels, ONEOK, CenterPoint Energy, and National Grid - July 21 at 6:55 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CNP-US : July 21, 2017 - July 21 at 6:55 PM logoGridWise Alliance And Clean Edge Join Forces To Host Grid Modernization Event In Washington, D.C. - July 17 at 10:47 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research - July 17 at 3:26 PM logoCenterPoint Energy named a 2017 Most Trusted Brand - PR Newswire (press release) - July 15 at 5:24 AM logoContrasting CenterPoint Energy (CNP) and Avista Corporation (AVA) - July 14 at 12:56 PM logoCNP Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - July 13 at 11:33 PM logoCenterPoint Energy named a 2017 Most Trusted Brand - July 13 at 6:29 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - July 11 at 8:26 PM logoWhere Will CenterPoint Energy Stock Be in 10 Years? - July 11 at 6:29 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) CEO Sells $27,660.00 in Stock - July 5 at 4:28 PM logoETFs with exposure to CenterPoint Energy, Inc. : July 4, 2017 - July 4 at 11:28 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co - June 29 at 10:50 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. to Host Webcast of Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call on August 3, 2017 - June 28 at 5:17 PM logoETFs with exposure to CenterPoint Energy, Inc. : June 22, 2017 - June 22 at 4:42 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CNP-US : June 22, 2017 - June 22 at 11:03 AM logoCenterPoint Energy urges customers to be prepared for potential flooding and issues important electric and natural gas safety tips - June 21 at 5:34 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. :CNP-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : June 20, 2017 - June 20 at 5:03 PM



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