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Is CenterPoint Energy, Inc.(NYSE: CNP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/2/1970. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is in the Gas Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for CenterPoint Energy, Inc., is 3867.47, and so far today it has a volume of 1786266. Performance year to date since the 1/2/1970 is 33.69%.

To help you determine whether CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 19.72. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.48 and the P/B ratio is 2.93. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.26 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is trading at, 23.88 (-0.19% today), CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.31%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -1.56, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.48% after growing -213.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.20%, and -18.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 430.41, and the number of shares float is 429.44. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 77.60%. The float short is 2.98%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.31. Management has seen a return on assets of -3.10%, and also a return on investment of 10.80%.

The ability for CenterPoint Energy, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 2.1 and total debt/equity is 2.56. In terms of margins, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 13.40%, and CenterPoint Energy, Inc. has a profit margin of -9.60%.

The 52 week high is -1.34%, with 52.65% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.83% and the 200 day simple moving average is 22.23%.

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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