| 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. |
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.