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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 12, 2016

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ( CNP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 12, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.2575 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 10, 2016. Shareholders who purchased CNP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.04% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $22.1, the dividend yield is 4.66%.

The previous trading day's last sale of CNP was $22.1, representing a -0.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $22.12 and a 37.69% increase over the 52 week low of $16.05.

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 -$1.55. Zacks Investment Research reports CNP's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 6.67%, compared to an industry average of -2.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CNP Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to CNP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have CNP as a top-10 holding:

  • WBI Tactical SMY Shares ( WBIC )
  • WisdomTree MidCap Dividend Fund ( DON ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is DON with an increase of 9.64% over the last 100 days. WBIC has the highest percent weighting of CNP at 4.59%.

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


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

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