CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.2075 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 10,
2013. Shareholders who purchased CNP stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
2.47% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current
stock price of $24.21, the dividend yield is 3.43%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CNP was $24.21,
representing a -2.1% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.73 and a
28.85% 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 (
) and Dominion Resources, Inc. (
). CNP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.96. Zacks Investment Research reports CNP's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as -2.8%, compared to an
industry average of 6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to CNP through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CNP as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares Dynamic Utilities (
- First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is PUI with an increase of
13.03% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of CNP at 1.49%.