CenturyLink Inc (CTL)

CTL (NYSE:Telecommunications) EQUITY
$36.26
neg -0.88
-2.40%
Today's Range: 36.06 - 37.14 | CTL Avg Daily Volume: 3,966,500
Last Update: 03/04/15 - 3:51 PM EST
Volume: 4,778,872
YTD Performance: -4.80%
Open: $37.04
Previous Close: $37.14
52 Week Range: $30.34 - $45.67
Oustanding Shares: 566,483,129
Market Cap: 21,316,760,144
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for CTL
Buy Hold Sell
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 6 6 6 6
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 0
Hold 7 6 6 6
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 0 1 1 1
Mean Rec. 2.21 2.36 2.36 2.36
Latest Dividend: 0.54
Latest Dividend Yield: 5.74%
Dividend Ex-Date: 03/04/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 27.67
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CTL Sector Avg. S&P 500
27.67 27.80 27.72
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-5.94% 21.12% -3.46%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -0.40 0.17 0.05
Net Income 0.00 0.35 0.10
EPS 0.00 0.27 0.08
Earnings for CTL:
EBITDA 6.81B
Revenue 18.03B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/15) Qtr (06/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.59 $0.65 $2.56 $2.50
Number of Analysts 7 7 11 12
High Estimate $0.61 $0.68 $2.60 $2.65
Low Estimate $0.57 $0.60 $2.51 $2.10
Prior Year $0.66 $0.72 $2.61 $2.56
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -10.61% -9.33% -1.85% -2.54%
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Bearish
Feb 18, 2015 | 6:42 AM EST
CTL was downgraded from Neutral to Sell, Goldman Sachs said. $33 price target. Margins and free cash flow will likely deteriorate in th...
Companies to avoid until the dividend falls or earnings rise.
The 30-year yield is now below the real GDP growth rate.
Something worrisome has me fretting more than I have in a while.

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It should be a good harvest season. 
Bearish
Apr 28, 2014 | 8:06 AM EDT
CTL was downgraded to Market Perform, BMO Capital said. Valuation call, based on a $33 price target. 
It's unnerving that almost every strong stock has a poorly performing company underneath it.
You can play tobaccos for dividends with confidence.
It's impossible to consistently predict sector performance.

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Here's how I would trade CenturyLink, a bastion for income-seeking investors.

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