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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CenterPoint Energy Inc (NYSE: CNP) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $20.53, above its previous 52-week high of $20.50 with 1.9 million shares traded as of one p.m. ET. Average volume has been 4.9 million shares over the past 30 days. CenterPoint Energy has a market cap of $8.7 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 30.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 16.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.