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: $12.13166 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 430,964,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $28.00
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $27.35
  • 52 Week Range: $21.83 - $29.08
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.04
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.55
  • 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: 3.43
  • Annual Dividend: $1.07
  • Dividend Yield: 3.8%
  • EBIDTA: $2.08 billion
  • Net Margins: 5.68%
  • Return on Equity: 15.20%
  • Return on Assets: 2.45%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.23%
  • Current Ratio: 1.10%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.98%
  • Average Volume: 2.79 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.63
  • 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 27th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 16th will be given a dividend of $0.2675 per share on Friday, June 9th. This represents a $1.07 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.80%. 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) announced its earnings results on Friday, May, 5th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. The business earned $2.74 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.14 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a net margin of 5.68% and a return on equity of 15.20%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 37.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $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 EPS guidance of $1.25-1.33 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.29.

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

8 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for CenterPoint Energy's stock. Their predictions range from $25.00 to $29.00. On average, they anticipate CenterPoint Energy's share price to reach $27.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for CenterPoint Energy.

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.60%), PGGM Investments (0.39%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.33%), CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp (0.18%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.14%) and James Investment Research Inc. (0.14%). 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 Bank of Montreal Can, Sit Investment Associates Inc., PGGM Investments, Private Asset Management Inc., Viking Fund Management LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, CrestPoint Capital Management LLC and Nisa Investment Advisors 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 Sanders Morris Harris LLC, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., National Pension Service, Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO, LS Investment Advisors LLC, Meeder Asset Management Inc. and KAMES CAPITAL plc. 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 $28.15.

MarketBeat Community Rating for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE CNP)
Community Ranking:  1.5 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  138 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  324 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  462
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: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $27.00 (4.09% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
11/8/2016Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral -> 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 & 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 7/24/2015 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
8/3/2017$0.22N/AView 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: $1.29
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)
Most Recent Dividend:6/9/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.07
Dividend Yield:3.80%
Dividend Growth:7.50% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:100.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
82.95% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
78.10% (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: 0.20%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 77.44%
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
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 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 logoBRIEF-Centerpoint Energy Inc enters into a first amendment to amended and restated credit agreement - June 19 at 7:17 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub - June 18 at 12:00 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) versus Avista Corporation (AVA) Financial Comparison - June 17 at 8:02 AM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - June 16 at 6:32 PM logo[$$] US-Mexico sugar deal brings relief but trade risks remain - June 16 at 5:08 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - June 16 at 1:12 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest - June 15 at 7:20 AM logoNorthWestern Corporation Signs Agreement for Gas Rate Hike - June 14 at 5:18 PM logoWec Acquisition Corp (TEG) and CenterPoint Energy (CNP) Head-To-Head Survey - June 12 at 8:44 AM logoContrasting Avangrid (AGR) & CenterPoint Energy (CNP) - June 10 at 4:14 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Well Poised on Solid Capex Plan - Nasdaq - June 7 at 8:01 PM logoContrasting Wec Acquisition Corp (TEG) & CenterPoint Energy (CNP) - June 7 at 4:42 PM logoCenterPoint (CNP) Up 3.2% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - June 7 at 2:57 PM logoCenterPoint Energy (CNP) Well Poised on Solid Capex Plan - June 7 at 2:57 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Upgraded to Buy by Zacks Investment Research - June 5 at 12:30 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) CEO Scott M. Prochazka Sells 1,000 Shares - June 2 at 8:58 PM logoCenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - June 2 at 1:50 PM 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 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



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