| CenterPoint Energy is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (Houston Electric) and CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. (CERC Corp.), Co. owns and operates electric transmission and distribution and natural gas distribution facilities and supplies natural gas to commercial and industrial customers and electric and natural gas utilities. CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc., a subsidiary of CERC Corp., provides a variety of natural gas management services to gas utilities, large industrial customers, electric generators, smaller commercial and industrial customers, municipalities, educational institutions, government facilities and hospitals. 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.