CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ( CNP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 14, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.268 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased CNP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.28% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of CNP was $26.49, representing a -0.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $26.59 and a 51.2% increase over the 52 week low of $17.52.
CNP is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Southern Company ( SO ). CNP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.42. Zacks Investment Research reports CNP's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 9.07%, compared to an industry average of -2.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CNP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CNP as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Utilities ( XLU ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XLU with an decrease of -0.92% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CNP at 1.74%.