| CenterPoint Energy is a holding company and owns interests in Enable Midstream Partners, LP (Enable). Through its subsidiaries, Co. operates in the following segments: Electric, whereby Co.'s subsisiary, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, is a transmission and distribution electric utility that operates wholly within the state of Texas; Natural Gas, which engages in regulated intrastate natural gas sales and natural gas transportation and storage for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation customers; and Midstream Investments, whereby Enable's assets and operations are organized into two reportable segments: gathering and processing and transportation and storage. |
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 these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting CNP RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.