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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) from Utilities

Today’s top gainers include the company CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) which is in the industry Gas Utilities, gaining 2.15% today. In the last week its performance is 3.65%, and 1.28% for the past quarter. Currently, CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP has a target price of 24.08, so today’s gain of 2.15% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.09%.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP), has a market cap of 10029.91, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 79.10%.

At the current price of 23.29, it has a dividend yield of 4.42%, and its target price is 24.08. This is with a profit margin of -10.70%, and total debt/equity of 2.66. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 19.09.

With a current EPS of -1.74, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 6.27%,CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -28.50%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 5.26%.

Performance for the year is 36.38%. Since its IPO date on 1/2/1970, the total performance to date is 31.67%.

Volume today for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP), is 5334100, while its average volume is 4600.09. Whilst the total gain today was 2.15%, it did have a day high of -4.66%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.58%, and 1.50% for the month. The 52-week low for CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP has been 50.62%, while the 52-week-high has reached -4.66%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 10.80%, and its return on assets is -3.50%. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) has an operating margin of 13.20%. With a sales growth of 2.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that CenterPoint Energy, Inc., CNP is in the sector Utilities, its long-term debt/equity is 2.29, and has a current ratio of 1 and 0.9 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of CenterPoint Energy, Inc.? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 1.44, along with a P/B of 2.95. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 9.95.

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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