| CenterPoint Energy owns interests in Enable Midstream Partners, LP. Co.'s subsidiaries own and operate electric transmission and distribution, electric generation and natural gas distribution facilities, supply natural gas to commercial and industrial customers and electric and natural gas utilities and provide underground pipeline construction and repair services, energy performance contracting and sustainable infrastructure services. Co.'s segments include: Houston Electric T&D, which consists of electric transmission and distribution services in the Texas Gulf Coast area; and Energy Services, which consists of non-rate regulated natural gas sales and services operations. |
When researching a stock like CenterPoint Energy, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from CNP Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for CNP stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the CNP 200 day moving average ("CNP 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the CNP 50 day moving average ("CNP 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for CenterPoint Energy. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the CNP 200 DMA and the CNP 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("CNP MACD"). The CNP MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).