| 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. The CenterPoint Energy YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the CenterPoint Energy YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether CenterPoint Energy YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the CNP YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.