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