CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 20, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.287 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 12, 2019. Shareholders who purchased CNP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that CNP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $25.16, the dividend yield is 4.56%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CNP was $25.16, representing a -19.92% decrease from the 52 week high of $31.42 and a 0.28% increase over the 52 week low of $25.09.
CNP is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) and Dominion Energy, Inc. (D). CNP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.26. Zacks Investment Research reports CNP's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 5%, compared to an industry average of 3.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CNP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CNP as a top-10 holding:
- ETF Series Solutions (ACSI).
The top-performing ETF of this group is ACSI with an increase of 4.38% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CNP at 0.02%.
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