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High-Growth Houston Area Continues to Drive New Growth Opportunities for CenterPoint

Andrew Bischof Senior Equity Analyst

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CenterPoint Energy's regulated utilities have significant growth investment opportunities. We expect the company to invest more than $20 billion over the next five years, supporting our expectation that management can achieve its 8% annual earnings growth target through 2024.

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Business Description

CenterPoint Energy owns a portfolio of businesses. Its regulated electric utilities provide transmission and distribution services to more than 2.5 million customers in the Houston area, southern Indiana, and west central Ohio. The company has natural gas distribution systems in six states serving approximately 4 million customers. After exiting its midstream investment, CenterPoint is a fully regulated utility.

1111 Louisiana
Houston, TX, 77002
Industry Utilities - Regulated Electric
Employees 15,577

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FAQs for CenterPoint Energy Inc Stock

Yes. CNP has a forward dividend yield of 2.36%. See CNP’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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CNP’s market cap is 19.40 Bil.
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CNP’s stock style is Mid Value.
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CNP’s price/sales is 2.16.
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CNP’s price/forward earnings is 20.45.
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CNP’s price/book is 2.08.
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CNP’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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