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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) is tomorrow, August 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $21.07 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.9%. The average volume for CenterPoint Energy has been 3.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CenterPoint Energy has a market cap of $9.02 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. operates as a public utility holding company. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 6.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.