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How has CenterPoint Energy, Inc.:(NYSE:CNP) performed recently?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 10199.29. It is in the Gas Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 18.57 and EPS of -1.74. At a stock price of 22.65 (0.98%) it has a dividend yield of 4.55%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -28.50%, more recently this last year it has grown by -213.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 6.27% and more long-term 5.26% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -102.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -3.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 2.70%.

For performance, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -4.19%. For the last month performance for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is 2.35%. While the last quarter is -0.56% and half year, 10.02%. Finally for the year, performance is 31.47%.

The 52-week high for CenterPoint Energy, Inc., is at -7.28%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 46.48%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.88% and 10.70% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.43%, and for the month it is 1.79%. CenterPoint Energy, Inc., has a target price of 24.08.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.29, and for total debt/equity CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has 2.66. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 13.20%, the profit margin is -10.70%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 79.10%. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 450.3. The shares float is 429.51, with the float short at 2.82%, with short ratio coming to 2.61.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see CenterPoint Energy, Inc., get -3.50%, with its returns on investment at 10.80%. Return on equity is -20.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 24.08, reached soon?

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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