NYSE:CNP - CenterPoint Energy Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $20.94
  • Forecasted Upside: -9.28 %
  • Number of Analysts: 16
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 10 Hold Ratings
  • 6 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$23.08
▼ -0.11 (-0.47%)
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Analyst Price Target for CNP

i We calculate consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). Our consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. Our consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
$20.94
▼ -9.28% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 16 analysts offering 12 month price targets for CenterPoint Energy in the last 3 months. The average price target is $20.94, with a high forecast of $29.00 and a low forecast of $16.00. The average price target represents a -9.28% upside from the last price of $23.08.
Hold
The current consensus among 16 contributing investment analysts is to hold stock in CenterPoint Energy. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/18/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Equal Weight$21.00 ➝ $27.00High
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11/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
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Rating by Stephen Byrd at Morgan Stanley
11/6/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$22.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
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11/6/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$21.00 ➝ $23.00Low
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11/5/2020KeyCorpUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Sector WeightMedium
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10/26/2020MizuhoBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Buy$20.00 ➝ $25.00Low
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10/19/2020KeyCorpLower Price TargetUnderweight$17.00 ➝ $16.00Low
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10/5/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
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Rating by Stephen Byrd at Morgan Stanley
9/18/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$21.00 ➝ $19.00High
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Rating by Stephen Byrd at Morgan Stanley
8/14/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
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Rating by Stephen Byrd at Morgan Stanley
8/10/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$23.00 ➝ $22.00Medium
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8/7/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$19.00 ➝ $21.00Low
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Rating by Julien Dumoulin Smith at Bank of America Co.
7/21/2020KeyCorpBoost Price TargetUnderweight$16.00 ➝ $17.00Medium
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Rating by Sophie Karp at KeyCorp
7/6/2020Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$20.00Low
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Rating by Stephen Byrd at Morgan Stanley
6/26/2020MizuhoLower Price TargetBuy$22.00 ➝ $20.00High
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6/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
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6/1/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
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5/15/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $19.00High
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5/13/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$18.00Low
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5/11/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$21.00 ➝ $22.00Medium
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5/11/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$17.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
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5/8/2020KeyCorpBoost Price TargetUnderweight$12.00 ➝ $16.00High
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Rating by Sophie Karp at KeyCorp
5/8/2020Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$18.00High
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Rating by Julien Dumoulin Smith at Bank of America Co.
5/7/2020CfraBoost Price TargetHold$16.00 ➝ $18.00High
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4/20/2020Evercore ISIDowngradeOutperform ➝ In-Line$21.00 ➝ $17.00High
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Rating by Greg Gordon at Evercore ISI
4/16/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$21.00 ➝ $23.00Low
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Rating by Michael Weinstein W. at Credit Suisse Group AG
4/15/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$15.00 ➝ $17.00High
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4/3/2020Wolfe ResearchUpgradePeer Perform ➝ Outperform$19.00Low
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4/3/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$25.00 ➝ $21.00High
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4/3/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$26.00 ➝ $15.00High
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4/2/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHold$17.00Medium
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4/1/2020UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$27.00 ➝ $17.00High
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3/31/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$25.00 ➝ $18.00High
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3/26/2020BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $15.00Medium
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Rating by Eric Beaumont at Barclays PLC
3/13/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$20.00High
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Rating by Eric Beaumont at Barclays PLC
3/13/2020KeyCorpDowngradeSector Weight ➝ UnderweightHigh
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3/2/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldLow
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Rating by Sarah Akers at Wells Fargo & Company
2/28/2020Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ OutperformHigh
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Rating by Michael Weinstein W. at Credit Suisse Group AG
2/28/2020CfraLower Price TargetStrong-Buy$34.00 ➝ $29.00Low
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2/28/2020MizuhoLower Price TargetBuy$28.00 ➝ $26.00High
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2/20/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$27.00 ➝ $28.00Medium
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Rating by Michael Weinstein W. at Credit Suisse Group AG
2/19/2020BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$28.00High
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1/27/2020Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$28.00Low
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1/23/2020MizuhoLower Price TargetBuy$31.00 ➝ $30.00Medium
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1/14/2020GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$29.00Medium
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Rating by Shahriar Pourreza at Guggenheim
12/13/2019Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$28.00High
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12/4/2019UBS GroupLower Price TargetBuy$32.00 ➝ $29.00High
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11/27/2019BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal WeightN/A
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Rating by Eric Beaumont at Barclays PLC
11/25/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$26.00Low
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Rating by Sarah Akers at Wells Fargo & Company
11/21/2019BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$32.00 ➝ $26.00Low
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11/18/2019Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$31.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
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Rating by Stephen Byrd at Morgan Stanley
11/18/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupLower Price TargetConviction-Buy ➝ Buy$33.00 ➝ $29.00Medium
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11/15/2019Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$27.00High
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11/15/2019GuggenheimDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$32.00 ➝ $29.00High
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11/15/2019SunTrust BanksDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$27.00High
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
11/14/2019Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$31.00 ➝ $28.00High
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10/17/2019UBS GroupLower Price TargetBuy$35.00 ➝ $34.00Low
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9/18/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform$33.00 ➝ $32.00Low
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9/6/2019Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$30.00 ➝ $32.00Medium
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9/6/2019SunTrust BanksUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$30.00 ➝ $32.00Medium
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8/13/2019BarclaysUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$33.00 ➝ $31.00Low
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7/2/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$31.00 ➝ $32.00Medium
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6/14/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$30.00 ➝ $31.00Low
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Rating by Stephen Byrd at Morgan Stanley
6/13/2019Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$29.32Low
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6/5/2019Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$30.00Low
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6/4/2019KeyCorpInitiated CoverageSector Weight ➝ Sector WeightLow
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6/3/2019MizuhoInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$31.00Medium
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5/15/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$33.00 ➝ $32.00Low
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4/22/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$33.00Low
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Rating by Michael Weinstein W. at Credit Suisse Group AG
3/1/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$32.00Low
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Rating by Michael Weinstein W. at Credit Suisse Group AG
2/28/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyLow
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Rating by Sarah Akers at Wells Fargo & Company
2/25/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Buy$34.00Low
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1/18/2019Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$29.00 ➝ $34.00Low
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1/7/2019GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyLow
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12/24/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyLow
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Rating by Sarah Akers at Wells Fargo & Company
12/13/2018UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$30.00 ➝ $34.00Low
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11/17/2018BarclaysSet Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Hold$30.00 ➝ $31.00Low
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Rating by Eric Beaumont at Barclays PLC
11/9/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyLow
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Rating by Sarah Akers at Wells Fargo & Company
10/22/2018BarclaysInitiated CoverageHold$30.00Low
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10/9/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$32.00 ➝ $33.00Low
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Rating by Christopher Turnure at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
10/8/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$30.00Low
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9/5/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$31.00High
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8/6/2018SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$30.00Medium
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
6/28/2018Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ NeutralLow
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5/9/2018Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$27.00 ➝ $30.00Low
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5/7/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
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4/25/2018Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageUnderperform ➝ Neutral$25.00 ➝ $25.00High
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4/24/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$29.00 ➝ $28.00High
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4/23/2018SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$28.00Medium
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
4/16/2018SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$27.00Low
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
4/10/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$28.00 ➝ $29.00Low
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Rating by Christopher Turnure at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
3/27/2018CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$30.00 ➝ $27.00Low
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3/22/2018Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderperformLow
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Rating by Julien Dumoulin Smith at Bank of America Co.
3/19/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$27.00Low
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
2/23/2018GuggenheimReiterated RatingHold$28.00Low
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2/23/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$28.00Low
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
2/12/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$27.00Low
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12/26/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$28.00Low
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12/4/2017GuggenheimDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
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11/20/2017CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$27.00 ➝ $30.00N/A
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10/24/2017Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageNeutral$30.00N/A
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10/12/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetHold$29.00 ➝ $30.00N/A
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10/2/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$30.00Low
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9/11/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$29.00Medium
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8/14/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$28.82 ➝ $29.00Low
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6/29/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral$29.00Low
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4/11/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$27.00 ➝ $28.00Low
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3/20/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$27.00 ➝ $29.00Low
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3/16/2017Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector Perform$17.00 ➝ $28.00High
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1/9/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$27.00N/A
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12/20/2016UBS GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$25.00N/A
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11/8/2016Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$24.00 ➝ $25.00N/A
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Rating by john edwards at Credit Suisse Group AG
11/3/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$25.00N/A
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9/26/2016SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetNeutral$24.00 ➝ $25.00N/A
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9/12/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHoldN/A
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8/8/2016Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetHold$24.00N/A
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Rating by john edwards at Credit Suisse Group AG
8/8/2016Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price TargetBuy$26.00N/A
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Rating by insoo kim at Royal Bank of Canada
8/8/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price TargetHold$24.50 ➝ $24.00N/A
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Rating by Jonathan Arnold at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
8/2/2016SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$24.00N/A
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
7/5/2016Tudor PickeringDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldN/A
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7/1/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$26.00 ➝ $28.00N/A
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Rating by Gary Hovis at Argus
6/22/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
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6/8/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuyN/A
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Rating by Gary Hovis at Argus
5/12/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$21.00 ➝ $22.50N/A
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Rating by Jonathan Arnold at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
5/11/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingHold$24.00N/A
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Rating by John Edwards at Credit Suisse Group AG
5/9/2016The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeSell ➝ NeutralN/A
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4/19/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold$18.00N/A
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Rating by Jonathan Arnold at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
4/12/2016SunTrust BanksBoost Price Target$21.00 ➝ $22.00N/A
i
Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
4/4/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHoldN/A
i
Rating by Jonathan Arnold at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
3/24/2016ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$26.00 ➝ $24.00N/A
i
3/16/2016BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$19.00 ➝ $20.00N/A
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3/14/2016SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetNeutral$20.00 ➝ $21.00N/A
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
3/8/2016SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHoldN/A
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
3/7/2016SunTrust BanksBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Neutral$19.00 ➝ $20.00N/A
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
2/29/2016Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$22.00 ➝ $23.00N/A
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Rating by John Edwards at Credit Suisse Group AG
2/29/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$17.00 ➝ $18.00N/A
i
Rating by Jonathan Arnold at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
2/16/2016SunTrust BanksLower Price TargetNeutral$19.00 ➝ $18.00N/A
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Rating by Ali Agha at SunTrust Banks, Inc.
1/28/2016MacquarieLower Price TargetNeutral$20.00 ➝ $17.50N/A
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1/27/2016Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold$18.00 ➝ $17.00N/A
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Rating by Jonathan Arnold at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
1/12/2016ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$25.00 ➝ $22.00N/A
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1/11/2016SunTrust BanksDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$19.00 ➝ $18.00N/A
i
12/14/2015Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower Price Target$19.00 ➝ $18.00N/A
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Rating by Jonathan Arnold at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
12/3/2015BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual Weight$27.00 ➝ $24.00N/A
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(Data available from 12/1/2015 forward)
CenterPoint Energy logo
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company's Houston Electric T&D segment electric transmission and distribution services to electric utility. It owns 236 substation sites with a total installed rated transformer capacity of 68,053 megavolt amperes. Its Indiana Electric Integrated segment provides energy delivery services to electric customers and electric generation assets to electric customers and wholesale markets. The company's Natural Gas Distribution segment sells regulated intrastate natural gas; provides natural gas transportation and storage services for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers; and offers unregulated services comprising home appliance maintenance and repair services. This segment owns approximately 98,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution mains. Its Energy Services segment provides physical natural gas supplies primarily to commercial and industrial customers, and electric and natural gas utilities; natural gas management services; and physical delivery services, as well as procures and optimizes transportation and storage assets. It owns and operates 210 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana and Texas; and leases transportation capacity on various interstate and intrastate pipelines, and storage. The company's Infrastructure Services segment offers underground pipeline construction and repair services. Its Midstream Investment segment offers natural gas and crude oil gathering, and natural gas processing services to its producer customers; and interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline transportation and storage services to its producer, power plant, local distribution company, and industrial end-user customers. As of March 2, 2020, it served approximately 7 million electric and natural gas metered customers. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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Today's Range

Now: $23.08
$23.06
$23.61

50 Day Range

MA: $22.65
$20.79
$25.17

52 Week Range

Now: $23.08
$11.58
$27.53

Volume

181,331 shs

Average Volume

7,170,848 shs

Market Capitalization

$12.57 billion

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

2.49%

Beta

0.95