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NYSE:CNPCenterPoint Energy Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.16 (+0.95 %)
(As of 05/25/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $16.92
50-Day Range
MA: $16.80
52-Week Range
Now: $16.92
Volume6.54 million shs
Average Volume7.99 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.50 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield3.55%
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.1Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

3.17 out of 5 stars

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$8.50 billion
Next Earnings Date8/5/2020 (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 Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, CNP shares have decreased by 4.2% and is now trading at $16.92. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

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

18 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CenterPoint Energy in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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 Wednesday, August 5th 2020. View our earnings forecast for CenterPoint Energy.

How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) announced its earnings results on Thursday, May, 7th. The utilities provider reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.22. The utilities provider had revenue of $2.17 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.41 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a positive return on equity of 15.75% and a negative net margin of 5.28%. CenterPoint Energy's quarterly revenue was down 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.46 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 Friday, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 21st will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share on Thursday, June 11th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 20th. View CenterPoint Energy's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for CNP?

18 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for CenterPoint Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $32.00. On average, they anticipate CenterPoint Energy's share price to reach $21.22 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.4% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for CenterPoint Energy.

Has CenterPoint Energy been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about CNP stock have been trending negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. CenterPoint Energy earned a media sentiment score of -2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutCenterPoint Energy.

Are investors shorting CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy saw a decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 20,100,000 shares, a decline of 13.8% from the April 30th total of 23,310,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,790,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.3 days. Approximately 4.0% of the shares of the company are sold short. 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), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Pfizer (PFE), IBM (IBM), Altria Group (MO) and CVS Health (CVS).

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Geode Capital Management LLC (1.57%), Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp (1.46%), Levin Easterly Partners LLC (1.42%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.22%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.98%) and Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.96%). Company insiders that own CenterPoint Energy stock include David J Lesar, Joseph John Vortherms, Milton Carroll and Scott M Prochazka. 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 Zimmer Partners LP, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, California Public Employees Retirement System, Strs Ohio, AXA, AQR Capital Management LLC, and SG Americas Securities LLC. View insider buying and selling activity for CenterPoint Energy.

Which major investors are buying CenterPoint Energy stock?

CNP stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential PLC, Schroder Investment Management Group, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Morningstar Investment Services LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Swiss National Bank, and OLD Republic International Corp. 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 $16.92.

How big of a company is CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy has a market capitalization of $8.50 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.

What is CenterPoint Energy's official website?

The official website for CenterPoint Energy is 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.

This page was last updated on 5/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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