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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP

CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Gas Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP  has a market cap of 10114.56. Since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970, CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP performance year to date is 31.34%. Today CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP has gained 0.49%, with a current price of 23.61.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -3.10%, with return on investment at 10.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.1. While Total debt/equity is 2.56. With a profit margin of -9.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 13.40%. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.9, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP has seen a EPS growth of -213.70%. A performance for the year of 31.38%. The 52-week high is -4.43%, and the 52-week low is 50.98%. The average volume for CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP is 1969535.

With a target price of 24.21, can CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 19.36. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.46 and 2.88 respectively. For P/cash, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has a value of 9.1, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 23.61, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.38%. We see a return on equity of -17.20%.

Looking more long-term CenterPoint Energy, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.63%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.57% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -213.70% for this year and for the last five years a -28.50% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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