Centerpoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) has grabbed attention from the analysts, when it saw a value decrease of -1.21% or -0.36 points in the last trading session to close at $29.42. A total of 5.84 Million shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade compared with its average trading volume of 4.62 Million shares, while its relative volume stands at 1.27. Centerpoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) has a market cap of $14.74 Billion and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 501.01 Million.

Shares of Centerpoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) currently have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 2.1, number of Recs in ABR is 10 while industry rank of the company by ABR is 183 out of 25. Out of the analyst recommendations 4 rate Centerpoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) stock a Buy, 4 rate the stock Outperform, 8 rate Hold, 0 rate Underperform and 0 recommend a Sell.

Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $31.88 on the stock, this valuation is based on 13 number of opinions. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $35 while the most conventional has $27 target price.

Centerpoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) as of recent trade, has shown weekly downbeat performance of -3.38% which was maintained at -3.54% in 1-month period. During the past three months the stock slid -4.36%, bringing six months performance to 4.59%. Yearly performance of the stock shows a bullish trend of 11.06% while year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected 4.22% positive outlook.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Centerpoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) has trailing twelve month Return on Assets of 6.6%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 29.9% and a Return on Investment of 4.3%. ROI is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

While having a peek at profitability ratios Centerpoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 0%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 9.2% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 14.5%.

However looking at valuation ratios the stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 6.57 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 39.97. The company’s forward price to earnings ratio for next fiscal year is 16.25. Centerpoint Energy Inc (NYSE:CNP)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 359.5. Its beta value stands at 0.47.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 2 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.1. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 1.55 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 1.37.