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CenterPoint Energy (CNP) Posts In-Line Q4 Earnings

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CenterPoint Energy, Inc. CNP is a Houston, TX-based energy delivery company that provides electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and competitive natural gas sales and services operations. The
company serves over 5 million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

Estimate Trend & Surprise History

Investors should note that the fourth quarter Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings of 36 cents per share has remained stable over the last 7 days.

Coming to the earnings surprise, CenterPoint Energy has surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in two of the last four quarters, resulting in a positive average surprise of 5.97%.

Zacks Rank: Currently, CenterPoint Energy has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). However, since the latest earnings performance is yet to be reflected in the estimate revisions, the rank is subject to change. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

We have highlighted some of the key details from the just-released announcement below.

Earnings: CenterPoint’s earnings came in line with our estimate. Our consensus called for fourth-quarter EPS of 36 cents, and the company also reported adjusted earnings of 36 cents per share.

Revenues: Revenues of $3.04 billion surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.66 billion.

2019 Guidance

The company currently expects to generate EPS in the range of $1.60 - $1.70 in 2019.

Check back later for our full write up on this CenterPoint earnings report later!

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