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: Gas Utilities
  • Sub-Industry: Multi-Utilities
  • Symbol: NYSE:CNP
  • CUSIP: 15189T10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $12.21 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 430,964,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $27.92
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $26.25
  • 52 Week Range: $21.81 - $28.86
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.23
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.38
  • P/E Growth: 3.65
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $8.28 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.47
  • Book Value: $8.21 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.45
  • Annual Dividend: $1.03
  • Dividend Yield: 3.9%
  • EBIDTA: $2.08 billion
  • 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%
  • Average Volume: 2.96 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.56
  • Short Ratio: 3.86

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 27th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.2675 per share on Friday, June 9th. This represents a $1.07 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.78%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 12th. View CenterPoint Energy's Dividend History.

How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) issued its earnings results on Friday, May, 5th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.14 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a negative net margin of 2.46% and a positive return on equity of 15.00%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 37.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.32 EPS. View CenterPoint Energy's Earnings History.

When will CenterPoint Energy make its next earnings announcement?

CenterPoint Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 3rd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for CenterPoint Energy.

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

CenterPoint Energy issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Friday, May, 5th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.25-1.33 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.29.

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

10 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for CenterPoint Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $25.00 to $29.00. On average, they expect CenterPoint Energy's share price to reach $26.86 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for CenterPoint Energy.

Are investors shorting CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 12,483,776 shares, an increase of 36.1% from the April 13th total of 9,170,474 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,559,228 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.9 days. Approximately 3.0% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Who are some of CenterPoint Energy's key competitors?

Who owns CenterPoint Energy stock?

CenterPoint Energy's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.98%), BlackRock Inc. (9.06%), State Street Corp (5.54%), Ameriprise Financial Inc. (2.04%), FMR LLC (2.03%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.02%). Company insiders that own CenterPoint Energy stock include Janiece M Longoria, Joseph B Mcgoldrick, Scott M Prochazka and Tracy B Bridge. 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 JPMorgan Chase & Co., AQR Capital Management LLC, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Sit Investment Associates Inc., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Advisors Asset Management Inc. and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for CenterPoint Energy.

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

CenterPoint Energy's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Janus Capital Management LLC, State Street Corp, CIBC World Markets Inc., Cibc World Markets Corp and Prudential Financial Inc.. 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.

How much does a share of CenterPoint Energy stock cost?

One share of CenterPoint Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.33.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 7 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.10)
Consensus Price Target: $26.86 (5.20% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
11/8/2016Credit Suisse Group AGDowngradeNeutral -> Underperform$24.00 -> $25.00N/AView 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 & CoDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
5/9/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncUpgradeSell -> Neutral$18.00 -> $21.00N/AView Rating Details
1/28/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetNeutral$20.00 -> $17.50N/AView Rating Details
7/7/2015Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesInitiated CoverageNeutral$20.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 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
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: $1.29
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.38
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q2 20171$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q3 20171$0.45$0.45$0.45
Q4 20171$0.29$0.29$0.29
Q1 20181$0.38$0.38$0.38
Q2 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q3 20181$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q4 20181$0.31$0.31$0.31
Q1 20191$0.40$0.40$0.40
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
Next Dividend:6/9/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.03
Dividend Yield:3.64%
Dividend Growth:7.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:-245.24% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
78.63% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
74.10% (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: 0.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 72.50%
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
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. (CNP) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - May 26 at 2:13 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Lowered to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - May 25 at 1:52 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - May 22 at 6:20 PM logoUtility Stocks Make Secure Bets on Multiple Factors - May 19 at 9:18 PM logoEversource Energy (ES) Hit by Regulatory and Weather Woes - May 17 at 4:28 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Short Interest Update - May 14 at 8:45 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. : CNP-US: Dividend Analysis : May 16th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 12, 2017 - May 12 at 4:56 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: CenterPoint Energy, Summit Hotel Properties and Duke Realty - Nasdaq - May 10 at 4:35 PM logoEdited Transcript of CNP earnings conference call or presentation 5-May-17 3:00pm GMT - May 10 at 4:35 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.45 Per Share, SunTrust Banks Forecasts - May 10 at 9:10 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Forecasted to Post Q1 2019 Earnings of $0.40 Per Share - May 9 at 11:52 AM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Q1 Beats Earnings & Sales Estimates - Nasdaq - May 6 at 4:40 PM logoBRIEF-Centerpoint Energy Q1 earnings per share $0.44 - May 6 at 5:58 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - May 6 at 5:58 AM logoCenterPoint Energy Inc Reports 16% Increase In Q1 Profit - May 5 at 4:36 PM logoCenterPoint Energy reports first quarter 2017 earnings of $0.44 per diluted share; $0.37 per diluted share on a guidance basis - May 5 at 4:36 PM logoCenterPoint beats 1Q profit forecasts - May 5 at 4:36 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Q1 Beats Earnings & Sales Estimates - May 5 at 4:36 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.03 EPS - May 5 at 4:19 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance - May 5 at 10:20 AM logoUtility Stock Q1 Earnings Reports Due on May 5: CNP, NJR, HE - Yahoo Finance - May 4 at 4:32 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards? - Nasdaq - May 3 at 4:23 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards? - May 3 at 8:46 AM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards? - May 3 at 8:46 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) to Release Earnings on Friday - May 3 at 7:38 AM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows - April 29 at 6:32 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.27 (CNP) - April 27 at 9:52 PM logoCenterPoint Energy reports 2017 annual shareholder meeting results - April 27 at 4:54 PM logoCenterPoint Energy declares $0.2675 quarterly dividend - April 27 at 4:54 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Earns Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.29 - April 26 at 10:23 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - April 25 at 5:45 PM logoJune 16th Options Now Available For CenterPoint Energy (CNP) - April 24 at 4:19 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds - April 23 at 5:04 PM logoMoody National Bank Trust Division Buys CenterPoint Energy, Enbridge, Western Digital, Sells ... - April 21 at 9:33 PM logoFavorable Press Coverage Likely to Affect CenterPoint Energy (CNP) Stock Price - April 20 at 6:37 PM logoCenterPoint Hits 52-Week High Backed by Customer Addition - April 18 at 12:18 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect CenterPoint Energy (CNP) Stock Price - April 17 at 10:47 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows - April 13 at 6:35 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Deutsche Bank AG - April 11 at 9:03 PM logoHouston energy co. plans to boost electric infrastructure serving Texas petrochemical industry - April 7 at 9:05 AM logoETFs with exposure to CenterPoint Energy, Inc. : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 9:05 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. to Host Webcast of First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call on May 5, 2017 - April 7 at 9:05 AM logoScott M. Prochazka Sells 1,000 Shares of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Stock - April 5 at 9:16 PM logoBRIEF-Centerpoint Energy submits proposal to enhance and build electric transmission facilities - April 4 at 2:52 AM logoCenterPoint Energy submits proposal to enhance and build electric transmission facilities to serve the growing petrochemical industry along the Texas Gulf Coast - April 3 at 9:52 PM logo4 Stocks Value Investors Will Love in the Utility Sector - March 29 at 12:09 PM logoExelon Lowers Rates, Users Gain from Efficient Energy Use - March 24 at 4:41 PM logoHealthcare stocks that benefitted from Obamacare spike after 'Trumpcare' vote gets pulled - March 24 at 4:41 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Given New $29.00 Price Target at Barclays PLC - March 24 at 9:23 AM logoXcel Energy to Invest in Wind Energy to Lessen Emission - March 23 at 4:52 PM



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