NYSE:CNP - CenterPoint Energy Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $30.51 +0.22 (+0.73 %) (As of 04/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$30.29Today's Range$30.02 - $30.6252-Week Range$24.89 - $31.42Volume4.73 million shsAverage Volume4.70 million shsMarket Capitalization$15.30 billionP/E Ratio19.07Dividend Yield3.80%Beta0.46 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive CNP News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CNP and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Electric services Sub-IndustryMulti-Utilities SectorUtilities Current SymbolNYSE:CNP Previous Symbol CUSIP15189T10 CIK1130310 Webwww.centerpointenergy.com Phone713-207-1111Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.37 Current Ratio2.13 Quick Ratio2.01Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.07 Forward P/E Ratio18.60 P/E Growth3.55 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$10.59 billion Price / Sales1.44 Cash Flow$4.0251 per share Price / Cash Flow7.58 Book Value$12.61 per share Price / Book2.42Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.60 Net Income$368 million Net Margins3.48% Return on Equity14.16% Return on Assets3.11%Miscellaneous Employees7,977 Outstanding Shares501,440,000Market Cap$15.30 billion Next Earnings Date5/9/2019 (Confirmed) OptionableOptionable CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) Frequently Asked Questions 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 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.2875 per share on Thursday, June 13th. This represents a $1.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.77%. View CenterPoint Energy's Dividend History. How were CenterPoint Energy's earnings last quarter? CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) posted its earnings results on Thursday, February, 28th. The utilities provider reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.36. The utilities provider earned $3.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.66 billion. CenterPoint Energy had a return on equity of 14.16% and a net margin of 3.48%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.33 EPS. View CenterPoint Energy's Earnings History. When is CenterPoint Energy's next earnings date? CenterPoint Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 9th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for CenterPoint Energy. How can I listen to CenterPoint Energy's earnings call? CenterPoint Energy will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, May 9th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link. What guidance has CenterPoint Energy issued on next quarter's earnings? CenterPoint Energy issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, February, 28th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.60-1.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.70. CenterPoint Energy also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.60-1.70 EPS. What price target have analysts set for CNP? 11 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for CenterPoint Energy's shares. Their predictions range from $25.00 to $34.00. On average, they anticipate CenterPoint Energy's stock price to reach $31.5556 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for CenterPoint Energy. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for CenterPoint Energy? 11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CenterPoint Energy in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for CenterPoint Energy. Has CenterPoint Energy been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about CNP stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. CenterPoint Energy earned a news sentiment score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days. Are investors shorting CenterPoint Energy? CenterPoint Energy saw a decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 29th, there was short interest totalling 15,487,474 shares, a decline of 17.3% from the March 15th total of 18,731,752 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 3,621,742 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.3 days. Currently, 3.1% of the company's stock are short sold. View CenterPoint Energy's Current Options Chain. Who are some of CenterPoint Energy's key competitors? Some companies that are related to CenterPoint Energy include Southern (SO), American Electric Power (AEP), CLP (CLPHY), DTE Energy (DTE), Eversource Energy (ES), PPL (PPL), FirstEnergy (FE), Edison International (EIX), Entergy (ETR), Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNABY), Avangrid (AGR), Korea Electric Power (KEP), Fortis (FTS), SSE PLC/S (SSEZY) and EDP-Energias de Portugal, S.A (EDPFY). 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), Hawkins (HWKN), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), Bank of America (BAC), Alphabet (GOOG), Ford Motor (F), Altria Group (MO), CA (CA) and Cisco Systems (CSCO). Who are CenterPoint Energy's key executives? CenterPoint Energy's management team includes the folowing 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 Who are CenterPoint Energy's major shareholders? CenterPoint Energy's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. (0.75%), Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY (0.53%), Strs Ohio (0.30%), Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL (0.22%), BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA (0.18%) and Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.17%). Company insiders that own CenterPoint Energy stock include Joseph John Vortherms, Milton Carroll, Scott M Prochazka and Ted Pound. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CenterPoint Energy. Which institutional investors are selling CenterPoint Energy stock? CNP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Meeder Asset Management Inc., Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY, Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co., Avalon Advisors LLC and Gradient Investments LLC. Company insiders that have sold CenterPoint Energy company stock in the last year include Joseph John Vortherms, Milton Carroll, Scott M Prochazka and Ted Pound. View Insider Buying and Selling for CenterPoint Energy. Which institutional investors are buying CenterPoint Energy stock? CNP stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, First Quadrant L P CA, Hennessy Advisors Inc., Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Tealwood Asset Management Inc., Strs Ohio and W.E. Donoghue & Co. LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is CenterPoint Energy's stock price today? One share of CNP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $30.51. How big of a company is CenterPoint Energy? CenterPoint Energy has a market capitalization of $15.30 billion and generates $10.59 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $368 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.60 on an earnings per share basis. CenterPoint Energy employs 7,977 workers across the globe. What is CenterPoint Energy's official website? The official website for CenterPoint Energy is http://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. MarketBeat Community Rating for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE CNP)Community Ranking: 2.0 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 311 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 471 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 782MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about CenterPoint Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CNP will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CNP will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 4/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a Lock-Up Period?