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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2013

Posted
2/11/2013 9:00:00 AM
By: NASDAQ.com News
Referenced Stocks:CNP;D;SO

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ( CNP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 13, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.2075 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 08, 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 prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of CNP was $20.91, representing a -4.13% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.81 and a 13.21% increase over the 52 week low of $18.47.

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 $.92. Zacks Investment Research reports CNP's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -.42%, compared to an industry average of 3.8%.

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