CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Holding Co) (CNP): Price and Financial Metrics

CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Holding Co) (CNP): $25.31

0.13 (+0.52%)

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  • Growth is the dimension where CNP ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 61.98% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CNP is in Growth, which has been heading up over the past 31 weeks.
  • CNP's current lowest rank is in the Sentiment metric (where it is better than 12.97% of US stocks).

CNP Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Centerpoint Energy Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 0.46% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • For CNP, its debt to operating expenses ratio is greater than that reported by 94.4% of US equities we're observing.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Centerpoint Energy Inc is reporting a growth rate of -665.75%; that's higher than just 2.66% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Centerpoint Energy Inc are PINE, GTLS, MRMD, TIPT, and TRGP.
  • CNP's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Centerpoint Energy Inc's official web site, go to

CNP Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Utilities stock, CNP's price/sales ratio is 5% lower, now standing at 1.9.
  • Over the past 243 months, CNP's price/sales ratio has gone up 1.6.
  • CNP's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.6 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CNP.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CNP 2017-07-28 1.5 3.4 25.8 19.8
CNP 2014-04-22 1.3 2.4 33.9 15.1
CNP 2014-03-27 1.2 2.3 32.3 14.7
CNP 2012-09-13 1.2 2.1 6.6 7.8
CNP 2011-08-12 0.9 2.4 15.5 12.3
CNP 2005-07-29 0.5 3.7 -4.7 161.7

CNP Growth Metrics

  • The 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 10.69%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at -19.41%.
  • The 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 27.93%.
CNP's revenue has moved down $481,000,000 over the prior 49 months.

The table below shows CNP's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-03-31 7,798 -348 613
2020-12-31 7,418 1,995 -949
2020-09-30 8,594 1,991 -972
2020-06-30 9,714 2,245 -800
2020-03-31 10,937 2,029 -694
2019-12-31 12,301 1,638 674

CNP Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CNP, see our CNP price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $27.23 Average Broker Recommendation 1.53 (Moderate Buy)

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CNP Price/Volume Stats

Current price $25.31 52-week high $26.18
Prev. close $25.18 52-week low $18.40
Day low $25.20 Volume 1,001,248
Day high $25.41 Avg. volume 5,306,787
50-day MA $25.11 Dividend yield 2.54%
200-day MA $22.96 Market Cap 14.69B

CenterPoint Energy, Inc (Holding Co) (CNP) Company Bio

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. The company was founded in 1882 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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Latest CNP News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Centerpoint Energy Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CNP as an investment opportunity.

CenterPoint Energy Implements Independent Board Leadership and Governance Structure

HOUSTON, July 22, 2021--CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) ("CenterPoint" or the "Company") today announced the unanimous decision of the CenterPoint Board’s Independent Directors to implement a new independent board leadership and governance structure. The Board named Martin Nesbitt, chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, as its new independent board chairman, effective immediately.

Yahoo | July 22, 2021

CenterPoint Energy declares regular Common Stock dividend of $0.1600, Series A Preferred Stock dividend of $30.6250 and Series B Preferred Stock dividend of $17.5000

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE: CNP) board of directors today declared dividends on shares of its Common Stock, Series A Perpetual Preferred Stock and Series B Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock.

Yahoo | July 21, 2021

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Josh Enomoto on InvestorPlace | July 14, 2021

CenterPoint Energy threatens service shutoff at Evansville''s Woodland Park Apartments

CenterPoint Energy has notified Woodland Park Apartments in Evansvill that it will shut off service soon if bills are not paid.

Courier & Press | July 14, 2021

Is CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

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Yahoo | July 13, 2021

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CNP Price Returns

1-mo 2.26%
3-mo 6.99%
6-mo 23.04%
1-year 31.77%
3-year 0.07%
5-year 28.00%
YTD 18.60%
2020 -17.98%
2019 0.60%
2018 3.71%
2017 19.59%
2016 40.86%

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Centerpoint Energy Inc (CNP) Stock Price | Nasdaq
Centerpoint Energy Inc (CNP) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
Centerpoint Energy Inc (CNP) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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