NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CenterPoint Energy Inc (NYSE: CNP) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $20.46, above its previous 52-week high of $20.45 with 907,139 shares traded as of 11:30 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.8 million shares over the past 30 days. CenterPoint Energy has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 28.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 16.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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