CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 14, 2013


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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ( CNP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2075 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CNP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that CNP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $24.11, the dividend yield is 3.44%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CNP was $24.11, representing a -6% decrease from the 52 week high of $25.65 and a 28.31% increase over the 52 week low of $18.79.

CNP is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Southern Company ( SO ) and NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ). CNP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.44. Zacks Investment Research reports CNP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -2.58%, compared to an industry average of 3.5%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CNP Dividend History page.

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Referenced Stocks: CNP , NEE , SO

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