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Why CenterPoint Energy Inc. (CNP)’s Most Recent Report Reveals Some Hints About Its Future

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CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNP) went up by 0.11% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $28.36. The company’s stock price has collected 0.25% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 5 hours ago that CenterPoint Energy completes sale of its Arkansas and Oklahoma natural gas distribution businesses to Summit Utilities

Is It Worth Investing in CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE :CNP) Right Now?

CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNP) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 20.01 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CNP is at 0.97. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 12 analysts out of 17 who provided ratings for CenterPoint Energy Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $29.33, which is $1.11 above the current price. CNP currently public float of 627.73M and currently shorts hold a 2.35% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CNP was 4.18M shares.

CNP’s Market Performance

CNP stocks went up by 0.25% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.54% and a quarterly performance of 8.42%, while its annual performance rate touched 33.19%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.58% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.62% for CenterPoint Energy Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.16% for CNP stocks with a simple moving average of 8.15% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CNP

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CNP stocks, with BMO Capital Markets repeating the rating for CNP by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for CNP in the upcoming period, according to BMO Capital Markets is $31 based on the research report published on January 10th of the current year 2022.

JP Morgan gave a rating of “Overweight” to CNP, setting the target price at $31 in the report published on December 10th of the previous year.

CNP Trading at 2.40% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CNP to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -2.38% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.62%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.58%, as shares sank -0.65% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +5.33% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CNP rose by +0.25%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +26.04% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $27.64. In addition, CenterPoint Energy Inc. saw -0.79% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CNP starting from Smitherman Barry T, who sale 16,910 shares at the price of $26.50 back on Nov 08. After this action, Smitherman Barry T now owns 25,747 shares of CenterPoint Energy Inc., valued at $448,096 using the latest closing price.

LESAR DAVID J, the President & CEO of CenterPoint Energy Inc., purchase 50,000 shares at $23.58 during a trade that took place back on May 13, which means that LESAR DAVID J is holding 329,722 shares at $1,179,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CNP

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +16.50 for the present operating margin
  • +23.46 for the gross margin

The net margin for CenterPoint Energy Inc. stands at -7.97. The total capital return value is set at 5.29, while invested capital returns managed to touch -2.78. Equity return is now at value 13.10, with 2.50 for asset returns.

Based on CenterPoint Energy Inc. (CNP), the company’s capital structure generated 172.80 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 63.34. Total debt to assets is 41.96, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 192.93. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 50.70.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.80, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.53. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.63 and the total asset turnover is 0.21. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.61.

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