CenturyLink Inc (CTL)

CTL (NYSE:Telecommunications) EQUITY
pos +0.45
Today's Range: 25.82 - 26.55 | CTL Avg Daily Volume: 5,932,100
Last Update: 10/08/15 - 4:02 PM EDT
Volume: 3,634,540
YTD Performance: -34.16%
Open: $26.02
Previous Close: $26.06
52 Week Range: $24.11 - $41.99
Oustanding Shares: 562,985,838
Market Cap: 14,423,697,170
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 5 5 5 5
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 8 7 7 6
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 1
Strong Sell 1 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.40 2.15 2.15 2.23
Latest Dividend: 0.54
Latest Dividend Yield: 8.43%
Dividend Ex-Date: 09/03/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 20.17
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CTL Sector Avg. S&P 500
20.17 20.30 24.86
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-12.78% -34.98% -34.56%
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:
Revenue 18.03B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (09/15) Qtr (12/15) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.64 $0.67 $2.51 $2.37
Number of Analysts 9 8 11 11
High Estimate $0.71 $0.71 $2.65 $2.62
Low Estimate $0.53 $0.63 $2.38 $1.83
Prior Year $0.63 $0.60 $2.61 $2.51
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 1.23% 11.88% -3.83% -5.40%
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It is possible that the worst has already happened.
Jul 31, 2015 | 7:40 AM EDT
CTL was upgraded to Hold from Underperform, Jefferies said. $26 price target. Further downside limited.
Jun 25, 2015 | 7:04 AM EDT
CTL was downgraded from Overweight to Neutral, JP Morgan said. $35 price target. Company is facing sales and margin headwinds. 
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.

Dividend D-Week Coming Up Real Money Pro($)

It should be a good harvest season. 
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.

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