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Analyzing the Financial Health of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP)

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. The company's 3-months average volume stands at 2.86 million. CenterPoint Energy had a return on equity of 16.45% and a net margin of 6.86%. It has outperformed by 8.84% the S&P500.

Barnett & Company Inc increased U S G Corp (USG) stake by 368.83% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Over the last five days, shares have managed 2.54% gains and now is up 5.68% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $28.49. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak. Slightly noticeable ratio of firm is current ratio, which is standing at 0.90. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) has risen 25.54% since October 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.19% the S&P500.

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) has a market cap of $12.85 billion and over the last 12 months, CNP has risen by 31.69%.

Market capitalization is just a fancy declare for a comprehensible concept: it is the market value of a company's outstanding shares. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates electric transmission and distribution facilities, and natural gas distribution facilities. The PE ratio of 21.11 helps investors explore how much they should pay for a stock based on its current earnings. The Electric Transmission & Distribution segment provides electric transmission and distribution services to retail electric providers. (NYSE:CNP). Natixis holds 0.01% of its portfolio in CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock.

In a report released on 6/05/2017 Zacks Investment Research increased the stock price target of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. JP Morgan has "Neutral" rating and $30 target. SunTrust maintained CenterPoint Energy, Inc. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Sell" on Monday, October 19. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, May 9 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, May 12 with "Hold". (NYSE:CNP) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 10. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, October 13 by Credit Suisse.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $57,020 activity. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in CenterPoint Energy by 1,521.6% in the 1st quarter. Its up 0.11, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 37 investors sold CenterPoint Energy, Inc. shares while 160 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 155 raised stakes. The stock remained 0.87% unpredictable for the week and 1.12% for the month. (NYSE:CNP). 79,039 were accumulated by Utah Retirement Sys. Estabrook Mngmt reported 0% of its portfolio in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP). Putnam Ltd Liability Company holds 0.02% in CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. (NYSE:CNP) or 336,537 shares. American Gru Inc invested in 7,107 shares. 331,410 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Magnetar Fincl Ltd Liability holds 0.02% of its portfolio in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP). Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Lc reported 4.33 million shares. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board has invested 0.11% in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) has a Piotroski F-Score of 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.62 in 2017 Q2. 1,000 are held by Ruggie Cap Grp. Putnam Invs has invested 0% in AAC Holdings Inc (NYSE:AAC). 89 are owned by Parkside Bank & Trust Trust. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky reported 0.02% stake. Pinebridge Ltd Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 5,603 shares. Sei Investments Comm has 486,917 shares. Blackrock Inc stated it has 659,743 shares. D E Shaw And Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

In the most updated research from a number of analysts on Wall Street, the company gets 2 Buys and 0 Sell among 17 analysts. Therefore 15% are positive. AAC Holdings Inc had 13 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, August 9 report. (NYSE:CNP) is 12.122600. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 23 by Jefferies. JP Morgan reinitiated it with "Neutral" rating and $29 target in Thursday, June 29 report. (NYSE:CNP) on Thursday, March 24 with "Buy" rating. AAC's profit will be $1.44M for 33.04 P/E if the $0.06 EPS becomes a reality.

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