CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP] gain 12.97% so far this year. What now?

CenterPoint Energy Inc. [NYSE: CNP] plunged by -$0.12 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $31.89 during the day while it closed the day at $31.53. The company report on August 2, 2022 that CenterPoint Energy Reports Strong Second Quarter Results and Raises Full Year Earnings Guidance.


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Reported Q2 2022 earnings of $0.28 and $0.31 per diluted share on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively.

Full year 2022 non-GAAP EPS guidance increased to $1.37-$1.39, representing an increase of 9% at the midpoint compared to full year 2021.

CenterPoint Energy Inc. stock has also loss -2.29% of its value over the past 7 days. However, CNP stock has declined by -1.65% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 13.74% and gained 12.97% year-on date.

The market cap for CNP stock reached $20.24 billion, with 629.00 million shares outstanding and 628.72 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.78M shares, CNP reached a trading volume of 4737793 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CNP shares is $33.71 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CNP stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for CenterPoint Energy Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 26, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on February 17, 2022, representing the official price target for CenterPoint Energy Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $31 to $30, while Goldman kept a Neutral rating on CNP stock. On January 10, 2022, analysts increased their price target for CNP shares from 27 to 31.

The Average True Range (ATR) for CenterPoint Energy Inc. is set at 0.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for CNP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.31. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.15, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.89.

CNP stock trade performance evaluation

CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.29. With this latest performance, CNP shares dropped by -0.54% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 13.74% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 25.67% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CNP stock in for the last two-week period is set at 48.04, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 41.61, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 51.18 for CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 30.70, while it was recorded at 31.88 for the last single week of trading, and 29.40 for the last 200 days.

CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP] shares currently have an operating margin of +16.32 and a Gross Margin at +22.64. CenterPoint Energy Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.00.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.52, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.83.

CenterPoint Energy Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CNP. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for CenterPoint Energy Inc. go to -0.40%.

CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $17,779 million, or 91.80% of CNP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CNP stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 75,297,298, which is approximately 2.437% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, holding 54,806,071 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.73 billion in CNP stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.69 billion in CNP stock with ownership of nearly -5.574% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in CenterPoint Energy Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 298 institutional holders increased their position in CenterPoint Energy Inc. [NYSE:CNP] by around 40,890,574 shares. Additionally, 280 investors decreased positions by around 43,568,947 shares, while 116 investors held positions by with 479,421,987 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 563,881,508 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CNP stock had 74 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,593,942 shares, while 79 institutional investors sold positions of 7,451,661 shares during the same period.

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