| CenterPoint Energy is a holding company and owns interests in Enable Midstream Partners, LP (Enable). Through its subsidiaries, Co. operates in the following segments: Electric, whereby Co.'s subsisiary, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, is a transmission and distribution electric utility that operates wholly within the state of Texas; Natural Gas, which engages in regulated intrastate natural gas sales and natural gas transportation and storage for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation customers; and Midstream Investments, whereby Enable's assets and operations are organized into two reportable segments: gathering and processing and transportation and storage. We show 40 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.