CenturyLink Inc (CTL)

CTL (NYSE:Telecommunications)
pos +0.09
Today's Range: 34.42 - 34.79 | CTL Avg Daily Volume: 5,609,600
Last Update: 04/24/14 - 11:06 AM EDT
Volume: 1,356,888
YTD Performance: 8.67%
Open: $34.69
Previous Close: $34.61
52 Week Range: $27.93 - $38.40
Oustanding Shares: 577,955,329
Market Cap: 19,776,328,795
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 7 7 8 7
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 5 5 6 7
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 1
Strong Sell 1 1 1 2
Mean Rec. 2.17 2.17 2.15 2.42
Latest Dividend: 0.54
Latest Dividend Yield: 6.88%
Dividend Ex-Date: 03/06/14
Price Earnings Ratio: -78.50
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CTL Sector Avg. S&P 500
-78.50 0.00 29.23
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
17.52% -8.66% -12.40%
Revenue -1.50 1.57 0.37
Net Income -100.00 -1.25 0.00
EPS -100.00 -1.13 0.00
Earnings for CTL:
Revenue 18.10B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/14) Qtr (06/14) FY (12/14) FY (12/15)
Average Estimate $0.61 $0.64 $2.52 $2.47
Number of Analysts 10 9 12 12
High Estimate $0.64 $0.67 $2.65 $2.70
Low Estimate $0.60 $0.59 $2.23 $2.02
Prior Year $0.76 $0.69 $1.64 $2.52
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -19.21% -7.25% 53.71% -2.15%
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Earnings growth the past five years is negative for four companies
Aug 23, 2013 | 7:55 AM EDT
CTL was upgraded from Reduce to Neutral, Nomura said. $33 price target. Shares are pricing in slower growth, though the company still g...
Aug 08, 2013 | 8:33 AM EDT
Shares of CTL now seen reaching $35, according to Deutsche Bank. Estimates also reduced, given the company's new guidance. Hold rating....
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May 09, 2013 | 8:25 AM EDT
CTL earnings estimates were increased as growth in strategic services are expected to lead to stable revenue growth in 2014, said UBS. ...

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