More on CenterPoint (CNP +0.8%
: net income slips by $1M
to $147M despite the sharp fall in revs, and "extremely mild winter weather and low natural gas prices." The benefits of a "diversified portfolio of electric and natural gas" ops "were evident" in Q1. Reaffirms 2012 EPS guidance of $1.08-$1.20 vs. consensus of $1.14.