For CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP], Analyst sees a rise to $32. What next?

CenterPoint Energy Inc. [NYSE: CNP] surged by $0.48 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $28.88 during the day while it closed the day at $28.69. The company report on March 10, 2023 that CenterPoint Energy Announces 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

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Meeting to be held Friday, April 21 at 9 a.m. CT.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) today announced that its 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023, at 9 a.m. CT in the CenterPoint Energy Tower auditorium, 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas. Shareholders who hold shares of CenterPoint Energy common stock at the close of business on February 24, 2023, will receive notice of the meeting and will be eligible to vote.

CenterPoint Energy Inc. stock has also gained 3.16% of its value over the past 7 days. However, CNP stock has declined by -5.78% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -13.32% and lost -4.33% year-on date.

The market cap for CNP stock reached $18.28 billion, with 629.00 million shares outstanding and 628.70 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.60M shares, CNP reached a trading volume of 4671275 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 $31.92 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 2.10. 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.

Guggenheim have made an estimate for CenterPoint Energy Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on January 23, 2023. The new note on the price target was released on January 17, 2023, representing the official price target for CenterPoint Energy Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $34, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Outperform rating on CNP stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for CenterPoint Energy Inc. is set at 0.67, with the Price to Sales ratio for CNP stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.96. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.95, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.92.

CNP stock trade performance evaluation

CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.16. With this latest performance, CNP shares dropped by -2.12% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -13.32% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 0.84% 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 50.75, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.78, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.48 for CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 29.35, while it was recorded at 28.06 for the last single week of trading, and 29.91 for the last 200 days.

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

CenterPoint Energy Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.

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 -1.07%.

CenterPoint Energy Inc. [CNP]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $16,491 million, or 93.10% of CNP stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CNP stocks are: CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS with ownership of 77,888,930, which is approximately 5.978% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 76,579,412 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.2 billion in CNP stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.5 billion in CNP stock with ownership of nearly 1.637% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in CenterPoint Energy Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Friday and at the time of the Friday reporting period, where 337 institutional holders increased their position in CenterPoint Energy Inc. [NYSE:CNP] by around 29,974,717 shares. Additionally, 246 investors decreased positions by around 28,709,374 shares, while 112 investors held positions by with 516,125,508 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 574,809,599 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CNP stock had 106 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,104,199 shares, while 60 institutional investors sold positions of 5,429,869 shares during the same period.


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