CenturyLink Inc (CTL)

CTL (NYSE:Telecommunications) EQUITY
$26.82
neg -1.11
-3.97%
Today's Range: 26.57 - 27.82 | CTL Avg Daily Volume: 5,076,700
Last Update: 06/27/16 - 4:01 PM EDT
Volume: 7,802,308
YTD Performance: 11.01%
Open: $27.76
Previous Close: $27.93
52 Week Range: $21.94 - $33.05
Oustanding Shares: 546,051,961
Market Cap: 15,573,401,928
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for CTL
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 2 2 3 3
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 9 9 8 8
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 2 2 2 2
Mean Rec. 3.00 3.00 2.87 2.87
Latest Dividend: 0.54
Latest Dividend Yield: 7.57%
Dividend Ex-Date: 05/26/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 16.98
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CTL Sector Avg. S&P 500
16.98 17.00 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-10.37% -12.39% -17.83%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -0.70 0.00 -0.01
Net Income 13.70 0.10 0.04
EPS 16.70 0.30 0.08
Earnings for CTL:
EBITDA 6.79B
Revenue 17.90B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.60 $0.62 $2.58 $2.45
Number of Analysts 9 8 11 11
High Estimate $0.62 $0.69 $2.62 $2.58
Low Estimate $0.58 $0.58 $2.52 $2.34
Prior Year $0.55 $0.70 $2.71 $2.58
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 8.69% -11.96% -4.70% -5.00%
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Bearish
May 03, 2016 | 7:11 AM EDT
CTL was downgraded from Outperform to Market Perform, Wells Fargo said. Legacy revenues are declining and the company lacks near-term c...
Buy the CTL near-the-money, bullishly biased vertical call spread expiring in July.   
Bearish
Mar 17, 2016 | 6:56 AM EDT
CTL was downgraded from Hold to Underperform, Jefferies said. $24 price target. Stock is up 28% year-to-date, but secular challenges re...
The sale of the March 31 strike call locks in the now-captured dividend of $0.54.

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Let's review.
But watch earnings outlooks and the payout ratio for signs of stress.
We have a $34 upside price target objective.
The company has plenty of free cash flow to cover dividends.
It is possible that the worst has already happened.
Bullish
Jul 31, 2015 | 7:40 AM EDT
CTL was upgraded to Hold from Underperform, Jefferies said. $26 price target. Further downside limited.

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