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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 10101.65. It is in the Gas Utilities industry and sector Utilities, with a current P/E of *TBA, a forward P/E of 19.33 and EPS of -1.56. At a stock price of 23.54 (0.30%) it has a dividend yield of 4.39%.

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 5.57% and more long-term 5.63% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -3.40% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -18.50%.

For performance, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -3.50%. For the last month performance for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is -2.41%. While the last quarter is 10.77% and half year, 30.75%. Finally for the year, performance is 28.76%.

The 52-week high for CenterPoint Energy, Inc., is at -4.73%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 50.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.47% and 18.61% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.55%, and for the month it is 1.46%. CenterPoint Energy, Inc., has a target price of 24.21.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.1, and for total debt/equity CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has 2.56. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 13.40%, the profit margin is -9.60%. The current ratio is 0.9 and the quick ratio is 0.8.

Insider ownership is at 0.20%, with instituitional ownership at 78.20%. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has a payout ratio of *TBA. With the total shares outstanding coming to 430.41. The shares float is 429.44, with the float short at 3.02%, with short ratio coming to 3.25.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see CenterPoint Energy, Inc., get -3.10%, with its returns on investment at 10.80%. Return on equity is -17.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 24.21, 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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