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

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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ( CNP ) 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 ( SO ) and Dominion Resources, Inc. ( D ). 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 CNP Dividend History page.

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 ( PUI )
  • First Trust Value Line Dividend Index Fund ( FVD ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: CNP , D , FVD , PUI , SO

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