CenterPoint Energy Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.19 (-0.74 %)
(As of 06/17/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume7.33 million shs
Average Volume5.24 million shs
Market Capitalization$14.71 billion
P/E Ratio23.68
Dividend Yield2.51%
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About CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company operates through Electric, Natural Gas, and Midstream Investments segments. The Electric segment includes electric transmission and distribution services to electric customers and electric generation assets, as well as assets in the wholesale power market. The Natural Gas segment provides natural gas distribution services, as well as home appliance maintenance and repair services to customers in Minnesota; and home repair protection plans to natural gas customers in Texas and Louisiana through a third party. This segment also sells regulated intrastate natural gas, as well as natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers. The Midstream Investments segment provides natural gas and crude oil gathering, and natural gas processing services to its producer customers, as well as crude oil, condensate, and produced water gathering services to its producer and refiner 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. As of December 31, 2020, it served approximately 2.6 million metered customers; owned 239 substation sites with a total installed rated transformer capacity of 69,915 megavolt amperes; operated approximately 99,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains, as well as 77,000 linear miles of natural gas transmission mains; and owned and operated 264 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


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Overall MarketRank

2.28 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

9th out of 279 stocks

Electric Services Industry

5th out of 79 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Frequently Asked Questions

Is CenterPoint Energy a buy right now?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CenterPoint Energy in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" CenterPoint Energy stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CNP, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than CenterPoint Energy?

Wall Street analysts have given CenterPoint Energy a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but CenterPoint Energy wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy saw a decline in short interest in May. As of May 28th, there was short interest totaling 13,840,000 shares, a decline of 17.9% from the May 13th total of 16,850,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,460,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.5 days.
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When is CenterPoint Energy's next earnings date?

CenterPoint Energy is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 5th 2021.
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How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) issued its earnings results on Thursday, May, 6th. The utilities provider reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.09. The utilities provider had revenue of $2.55 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.28 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.59% and a net margin of 10.12%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.65 earnings per share.
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How has CenterPoint Energy's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

CenterPoint Energy's stock was trading at $17.66 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, CNP stock has increased by 43.5% and is now trading at $25.34.
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How often does CenterPoint Energy pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 23rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Thursday, June 10th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 19th.
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Is CenterPoint Energy a good dividend stock?

CenterPoint Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.51%. CenterPoint Energy does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of CenterPoint Energy is 45.71%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CenterPoint Energy will have a dividend payout ratio of 42.95% next year. This indicates that CenterPoint Energy will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for CNP?

12 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for CenterPoint Energy's stock. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate CenterPoint Energy's share price to reach $24.89 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.8%.
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Who are CenterPoint Energy's key executives?

CenterPoint Energy's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Milton Carroll, Exec. Chairman (Age 71, Pay $2.19M)
  • Mr. David John Lesar CPA, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 67, Pay $4.45M)
  • Mr. Jason P. Wells, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 43, Pay $1.51M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Kristie L. Colvin, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 57, Pay $931.3k)
  • Mr. Scott Edward Doyle, Exec. VP of Natural Gas (Age 49, Pay $1.01M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Gregory E. Knight, Exec. VP of Customer Transformation & Bus. Services (Age 53, Pay $934.87k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Kenneth E. Coleman, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Philip Holder, Sr. VP of Strategic Planning & Investor Relations
  • Ms. Carol R. Helliker, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Sr. VP & Deputy Gen. Counsel (Age 60)
  • Ms. Monica Karuturi, Sr. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 42) (LinkedIn Profile)

What is David J. Lesar's approval rating as CenterPoint Energy's CEO?

9 employees have rated CenterPoint Energy CEO David J. Lesar on Glassdoor.com. David J. Lesar has an approval rating of 100% among CenterPoint Energy's employees. This puts David J. Lesar in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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), Pfizer (PFE), Cisco Systems (CSCO), CVS Health (CVS), General Electric (GE) and Ford Motor (F).

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 a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.10%), Capital International Investors (4.10%), Boston Partners (4.24%), Nuveen Asset Management LLC (2.77%), Barclays PLC (1.79%) and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp (1.77%). Company insiders that own CenterPoint Energy stock include David J Lesar, Jason P Wells, Leslie D Biddle and Scott M Prochazka.
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Which major investors are selling CenterPoint Energy stock?

CNP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Morgan Stanley, Scout Investments Inc., Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC, APG Asset Management N.V., UBS Group AG, and Retirement Systems of Alabama.
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Which major investors are buying CenterPoint Energy stock?

CNP stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Boston Partners, BlackRock Inc., Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Barclays PLC, Credit Suisse AG, and Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.. Company insiders that have bought CenterPoint Energy stock in the last two years include David J Lesar, and Jason P Wells.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is CenterPoint Energy's stock price today?

One share of CNP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.34.

How much money does CenterPoint Energy make?

CenterPoint Energy has a market capitalization of $14.71 billion and generates $7.42 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $-773,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $1.40 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does CenterPoint Energy have?

CenterPoint Energy employs 9,541 workers across the globe.

Does CenterPoint Energy have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of CenterPoint Energy: CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC, CenterPoint Energy Midstream Inc., CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp., CenterPoint Energy Services Inc., and Utility Holding LLC.

When was CenterPoint Energy founded?

CenterPoint Energy was founded in 1866.

What is CenterPoint Energy's official website?

The official website for CenterPoint Energy is www.centerpointenergy.com.

Where are CenterPoint Energy's headquarters?

CenterPoint Energy is headquartered at 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston TX, 77002.

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 6/18/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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