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How has CenterPoint Energy, Inc. performed recently?

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 12053.95. It is in the Gas Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of 28.08, a forward P/E of 20.27 and EPS of 1. At a stock price of 27.97 (-1.17%) it has a dividend yield of 3.83%.


EPS growth for the last five years have been -11.10%, more recently this last year it has grown by 161.90%. The next year growth is going to be about 6.56% and more long-term 6.06% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 119.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -2.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 16.20%.

For performance, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 0.21%. For the last month performance for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is 1.89%. While the last quarter is 10.02% and half year, 27.40%. Finally for the year, performance is 39.27%.

The 52-week high for CenterPoint Energy, Inc., is at -1.72%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 42.95%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.47% and 15.26% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.25%, and for the month it is 1.22%. CenterPoint Energy, Inc., has a target price of 27.07.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.18, and for total debt/equity CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has 2.69. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 12.70%, the profit margin is 5.70%. The current ratio is 0.9 and the quick ratio is 0.8.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 78.00%. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has a payout ratio of 102.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 430.96. The shares float is 430.13, with the float short at 2.35%, with short ratio coming to 3.41.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see CenterPoint Energy, Inc., get 2.00%, with its returns on investment at 5.50%. Return on equity is 12.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 27.07, 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.

 CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP)

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