CenturyLink Inc. (CTL)

12.44
NYSE : Communications
Prev Close 12.04
Day Low/High 11.99 / 12.71
52 Wk Low/High 9.64 / 22.08
Avg Volume 11.81M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 1.09B
Market Cap 13.13B
EPS -1.60
P/E Ratio N/A
Div & Yield 1.00 (10.65%)
3 Companies That Growth-Starved Telcos Like Frontier and Verizon Could Target

3 Companies That Growth-Starved Telcos Like Frontier and Verizon Could Target

U.S. telcos have been turning to M&A to offset revenue pressures and protect their rich dividends. That leaves conditions ripe for further dealmaking.

Midday Report: Cost Cuts Boost FireEye; Crude Oil Slumps on OPEC Worries

Midday Report: Cost Cuts Boost FireEye; Crude Oil Slumps on OPEC Worries

U.S. stocks moved higher as investors looked past a solid jobs report toward next week's election.

October Was a Record Month for Deal Making, With M&A Totaling $489 Billion

October Was a Record Month for Deal Making, With M&A Totaling $489 Billion

AT&T's bid for Time Warner was just one of the mega deals announced last month, which was a record for M&A activity.

Cramer: Confused? Join the Club

Cramer: Confused? Join the Club

Politics, M&A, retail, oil -- it's hard to make sense of what's going on.

Jim Cramer Says CenturyLink Deal Protects Its Dividend

Jim Cramer Says CenturyLink Deal Protects Its Dividend

Jim Cramer says the CenturyLink deal to acquire Level 3 is a positive for its shareholders.

Stocks Rise as Consumer Spending Increases, GE Merges With Baker Hughes

Stocks Rise as Consumer Spending Increases, GE Merges With Baker Hughes

U.S. stocks inched higher Monday on the heels of better-than-expected economic data and merger news.

Morning Movers: GE, LVLT, CTL, DB, SNE

Morning Movers: GE, LVLT, CTL, DB, SNE

GE rose after announcing that it was combining its oil-and-gas operation with Baker Hughes.

Amid Political Turmoil, Investors Should Focus on What Matters

Amid Political Turmoil, Investors Should Focus on What Matters

Economic data and earnings are more relevant than political swings.

Closing Bell: Bristol-Myers Squibb Leads Healthcare; U.S. Stocks Slide as Defensive Names Slip

Closing Bell: Bristol-Myers Squibb Leads Healthcare; U.S. Stocks Slide as Defensive Names Slip

Stock losses escalated in the final hour as an increase in Treasury yields hit defensive names in the utilities and materials sectors.

Don't Hang Up on CenturyLink

Don't Hang Up on CenturyLink

The third-largest U.S. telecom has a lot on the line for investors.

Is Fiber-Rich Diet Too Much for Dycom?

Is Fiber-Rich Diet Too Much for Dycom?

Telecom stock is a little too sensitive to developments in fiber deployment.

Intermediate Trade: CenturyLink

Intermediate Trade: CenturyLink

Consider a CTL bullishly biased synthetic call expiring in September.

CenturyLink Is Building Earnings Credibility

CenturyLink Is Building Earnings Credibility

The company has beaten earnings expectations for the past three quarters.

Centurylink downgraded at Wells

Intermediate Trade: CenturyLink

Intermediate Trade: CenturyLink

Buy the CTL near-the-money, bullishly biased vertical call spread expiring in July.   

Centurylink downgraded at Jefferies

CLOSED: Intermediate Trade: CenturyLink

CLOSED: Intermediate Trade: CenturyLink

The sale of the March 31 strike call locks in the now-captured dividend of $0.54.

That Was the Week That Was

That Was the Week That Was

Let's review.

CenturyLink Is Still a High-Yield Dream

CenturyLink Is Still a High-Yield Dream

But watch earnings outlooks and the payout ratio for signs of stress.

CenturyLink Chart Has a Nice Ring to It

We have a $34 upside price target objective.

CenturyLink's 8% Yield Is an Income Investor's Heaven

The company has plenty of free cash flow to cover dividends.

Hundreds of Stocks Are Already in Bear Market Territory

It is possible that the worst has already happened.

CenturyLink upgraded at Jefferies

Centurylink downgraded at JP Morgan

Centurylink downgraded at Goldman

Making the (Dividend) Cut

Companies to avoid until the dividend falls or earnings rise.

Corner of Wall & Main: Historic Yields

The 30-year yield is now below the real GDP growth rate.

Gimmicks Won't Smooth Things Over

Something worrisome has me fretting more than I have in a while.

Dividend D-Week Coming Up

Dividend D-Week Coming Up

It should be a good harvest season. 

Centurylink downgraded at BMO