NYSE:CNP - CenterPoint Energy Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $31.83
  • Forecasted Upside: -0.24 %
  • Number of Analysts: 12
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 3 Hold Ratings
  • 9 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$31.91
▼ -0.16 (-0.50%)

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Analyst Price Target for CNP

Analyst Price Target is $31.83
▼ -0.24% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 12 analysts offering 12 month price targets for CenterPoint Energy in the last 3 months. The average price target is $31.83, with a high forecast of $36.00 and a low forecast of $29.00. The average price target represents a -0.24% upside from the last price of $31.91.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 12 investment analysts is to buy stock in CenterPoint Energy. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 13 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
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2/17/2021
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  • 1 hold ratings
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5/18/2021
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8/16/2021
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11/14/2021
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2/12/2022
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5/13/2022
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  • 10 buy ratings
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7/12/2022
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  • 9 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
8/11/2022

Latest Recommendations

  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 9 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/9/2022Evercore ISIBoost Price Target$33.00N/A
7/21/2022Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$29.00 ➝ $31.00Low
7/19/2022KeyCorpLower Price TargetOverweight$34.00 ➝ $32.00Low
7/18/2022BarclaysLower Price TargetOverweight$36.00 ➝ $33.00Low
6/23/2022Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$33.00 ➝ $29.00Low
5/23/2022Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetOverweight$34.00 ➝ $33.00Low
4/25/2022Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$34.00Medium
4/20/2022Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$31.00 ➝ $34.00Low
4/20/2022KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$33.00 ➝ $34.00Medium
4/19/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetOverweight$31.00 ➝ $36.00Low
4/7/2022KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$30.00 ➝ $33.00Medium
4/6/2022MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$31.00 ➝ $34.00High
3/31/2022BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$30.00 ➝ $32.00Medium
3/23/2022Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetOverweight$30.00 ➝ $31.00Low
2/23/2022CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$26.00 ➝ $29.00Medium
2/17/2022Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageOverweight$30.00Medium
2/15/2022UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$27.00 ➝ $30.00Medium
1/13/2022The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$31.00 ➝ $30.00Medium
1/10/2022BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$27.00 ➝ $31.00Low
12/15/2021ScotiabankInitiated CoverageSector Perform$29.00High
12/10/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageOverweightLow
10/19/2021KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$28.00 ➝ $29.00Low
10/1/2021BarclaysUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$28.00 ➝ $30.00Low
8/6/2021Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$26.00Medium
6/14/2021CitigroupInitiated CoverageNeutralLow
5/25/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetAverage ➝ Equal Weight$25.00 ➝ $28.00Low
5/24/2021Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$27.00Low
5/13/2021MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$25.50 ➝ $27.00Medium
4/16/2021Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$25.00 ➝ $28.00Low
2/26/2021Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$26.00 ➝ $25.00High
2/26/2021Evercore ISIDowngradeOutperform ➝ In-LineHigh
1/21/2021Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ OutperformLow
1/14/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$26.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
1/6/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$25.00 ➝ $24.00N/A
12/9/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$21.00 ➝ $24.00Low
11/18/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Equal Weight$21.00 ➝ $27.00High
11/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
11/6/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$22.00 ➝ $24.00Medium
11/6/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$21.00 ➝ $23.00Low
11/5/2020KeyCorpUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Sector WeightMedium
10/26/2020MizuhoBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Buy$20.00 ➝ $25.00Low
10/19/2020KeyCorpLower Price TargetUnderweight$17.00 ➝ $16.00Low
10/5/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
9/18/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$21.00 ➝ $19.00High
8/14/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
8/10/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$23.00 ➝ $22.00Medium
8/7/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$19.00 ➝ $21.00Low
7/21/2020KeyCorpBoost Price TargetUnderweight$16.00 ➝ $17.00Medium
7/6/2020Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$20.00Low
6/26/2020MizuhoLower Price TargetBuy$22.00 ➝ $20.00High
6/17/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$19.00 ➝ $20.00Low
6/1/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight$20.00 ➝ $21.00Low
5/15/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $19.00High
5/13/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$18.00Low
5/11/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$21.00 ➝ $22.00Medium
5/11/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$17.00 ➝ $20.00Medium
5/8/2020KeyCorpBoost Price TargetUnderweight$12.00 ➝ $16.00High
5/8/2020Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$18.00High
5/7/2020CfraBoost Price TargetHold$16.00 ➝ $18.00High
4/20/2020Evercore ISIDowngradeOutperform ➝ In-Line$21.00 ➝ $17.00High
4/16/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$21.00 ➝ $23.00Low
4/15/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$15.00 ➝ $17.00High
4/3/2020Wolfe ResearchUpgradePeer Perform ➝ Outperform$19.00Low
4/3/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$25.00 ➝ $21.00High
4/3/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$26.00 ➝ $15.00High
4/2/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHold$17.00Medium
4/1/2020UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$27.00 ➝ $17.00High
3/31/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$25.00 ➝ $18.00High
3/26/2020BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight$20.00 ➝ $15.00Medium
3/13/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingHold$20.00High
3/13/2020KeyCorpDowngradeSector Weight ➝ UnderweightHigh
3/2/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldLow
2/28/2020Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ OutperformHigh
2/28/2020CfraLower Price TargetStrong-Buy$34.00 ➝ $29.00Low
2/28/2020MizuhoLower Price TargetBuy$28.00 ➝ $26.00High
2/20/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$27.00 ➝ $28.00Medium
2/19/2020BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$28.00High
1/27/2020Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$28.00Low
1/23/2020MizuhoLower Price TargetBuy$31.00 ➝ $30.00Medium
1/14/2020GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$29.00Medium
12/13/2019Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$28.00High
12/4/2019UBS GroupLower Price TargetBuy$32.00 ➝ $29.00High
11/27/2019BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal WeightN/A
11/25/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$26.00Low
11/21/2019BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$32.00 ➝ $26.00Low
11/18/2019Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingHold$31.00 ➝ $27.00Medium
11/18/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupLower Price TargetConviction-Buy ➝ Buy$33.00 ➝ $29.00Medium
11/15/2019Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$27.00High
11/15/2019GuggenheimDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$32.00 ➝ $29.00High
11/15/2019SunTrust BanksDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$27.00High
11/14/2019Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$31.00 ➝ $28.00High
10/17/2019UBS GroupLower Price TargetBuy$35.00 ➝ $34.00Low
9/18/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform$33.00 ➝ $32.00Low
9/6/2019Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$30.00 ➝ $32.00Medium
9/6/2019SunTrust BanksUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$30.00 ➝ $32.00Medium
8/13/2019BarclaysUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$33.00 ➝ $31.00Low
7/2/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$31.00 ➝ $32.00Medium
6/14/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$30.00 ➝ $31.00Low
6/13/2019Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$29.32Low
6/5/2019Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$30.00Low
6/4/2019KeyCorpInitiated CoverageSector Weight ➝ Sector WeightLow
6/3/2019MizuhoInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$31.00Medium
5/15/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetOverweight$33.00 ➝ $32.00Low
4/22/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$33.00Low
3/1/2019Credit Suisse GroupSet Price TargetBuy$32.00Low
2/28/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyLow
2/25/2019The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Buy$34.00Low
1/18/2019Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$29.00 ➝ $34.00Low
1/7/2019GuggenheimUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyLow
12/24/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyLow
12/13/2018UBS GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$30.00 ➝ $34.00Low
11/17/2018BarclaysSet Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Hold$30.00 ➝ $31.00Low
11/9/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyLow
10/22/2018BarclaysInitiated CoverageHold$30.00Low
10/9/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$32.00 ➝ $33.00Low
10/8/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$30.00Low
9/5/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$31.00High
8/6/2018SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$30.00Medium
6/28/2018Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ NeutralLow
5/9/2018Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$27.00 ➝ $30.00Low
5/7/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftUpgradeHold ➝ BuyMedium
4/25/2018Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageUnderperform ➝ Neutral$25.00 ➝ $25.00High
4/24/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$29.00 ➝ $28.00High
4/23/2018SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$28.00Medium
4/16/2018SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$27.00Low
4/10/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$28.00 ➝ $29.00Low
3/27/2018CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$30.00 ➝ $27.00Low
3/22/2018Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderperformLow
3/19/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$27.00Low
2/23/2018GuggenheimReiterated RatingHold$28.00Low
2/23/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$28.00Low
2/12/2018SunTrust BanksSet Price TargetHold$27.00Low
12/26/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$28.00Low
12/4/2017GuggenheimDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
11/20/2017CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$27.00 ➝ $30.00N/A
10/24/2017Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageNeutral$30.00N/A
10/12/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price TargetHold$29.00 ➝ $30.00N/A
10/2/2017SunTrust BanksReiterated RatingHold$30.00Low
9/11/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$29.00Medium
8/14/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$28.82 ➝ $29.00Low
(Data available from 8/12/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.89 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 2 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
1/13/2022
  • 2 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
2/12/2022
  • 8 very positive mentions
  • 26 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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3/14/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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4/13/2022
  • 6 very positive mentions
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  • 2 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
5/13/2022
  • 2 very positive mentions
  • 17 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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6/12/2022
  • 6 very positive mentions
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  • 1 negative mentions
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7/12/2022
  • 10 very positive mentions
  • 20 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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8/11/2022

Current Sentiment

  • 10 very positive mentions
  • 20 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
CenterPoint Energy logo
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company operates through Electric and Natural Gas segments. The Electric segment includes electric transmission and distribution services to electric customers and electric generation assets, as well as assets in the wholesale power market. The Natural Gas segment provides natural gas distribution services, as well as home appliance maintenance and repair services to customers in Minnesota; and home repair protection plans to natural gas customers in Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas and Louisiana through a third party. This segment also engages in the sale of regulated intrastate natural gas, and transportation and storage of natural gas for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation customers. As of December 31, 2021, it served approximately 2.7 million metered customers; owned 239 substation sites with a total installed rated transformer capacity of 71,241 megavolt amperes; operated approximately 1,00,000 linear miles of natural gas distribution and transmission mains; and owned and operated 285 miles of intrastate pipeline in Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. The company was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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Today's Range

Now: $31.91
Low: $31.24
High: $32.20

50 Day Range

MA: $29.92
Low: $27.40
High: $32.08

52 Week Range

Now: $31.91
Low: $24.33
High: $33.00

Volume

7,289,525 shs

Average Volume

4,753,828 shs

Market Capitalization

$20.09 billion

P/E Ratio

13.13

Dividend Yield

2.12%

Beta

0.87

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of CenterPoint Energy?

The following equities research analysts have issued research reports on CenterPoint Energy in the last twelve months: Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Evercore ISI, JPMorgan Chase & Co., KeyCorp, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Scotiabank, StockNews.com, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., UBS Group AG, and Wells Fargo & Company.
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What is the current price target for CenterPoint Energy?

12 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for CenterPoint Energy in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $31.83, suggesting a possible downside of 0.2%. Wells Fargo & Company has the highest price target set, predicting CNP will reach $36.00 in the next twelve months. Scotiabank has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $29.00 for CenterPoint Energy in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for CenterPoint Energy?

CenterPoint Energy currently has 3 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe CNP will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of CenterPoint Energy.
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What other companies compete with CenterPoint Energy?

Other companies that are similar to CenterPoint Energy include DTE Energy, Dominion Energy, Avangrid, PPL and FirstEnergy. Learn More about companies similar to CenterPoint Energy.

How do I contact CenterPoint Energy's investor relations team?

CenterPoint Energy's physical mailing address is 1111 Louisiana Street, Houston TX, 77002. The utilities provider's listed phone number is (713) 207-1111. The official website for CenterPoint Energy is www.centerpointenergy.com. Learn More about contacing CenterPoint Energy investor relations.