| CenterPoint Energy is a public utility holding company whose subsidiaries include: CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, which engages in the electric transmission and distribution business in the Texas Gulf Coast area; CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. (CERC Corp.), which owns and operates natural gas distribution systems; and CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc., which obtains and provides variable and fixed-price physical natural gas supplies and services mainly to commercial and industrial customers and electric and natural gas utilities. CERC Corp. also owns interests in Enable Midstream Partners, LP, which owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. We show 37 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of CNP's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of CNP shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like CNP versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching CNP by allowing them to research CNP shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.