CenturyLink Company Profile (NYSE:CTL)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Rating(s), 9 Hold Rating(s), 1 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.85)
Consensus Price Target: $27.76 (9.96% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/18/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$31.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/11/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$31.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/21/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHold$28.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/4/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/3/2016Wells Fargo & Co.DowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$33.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/12/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$28.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/17/2016Jefferies GroupDowngradeHold -> Underperform$25.00 -> $24.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/14/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$28.00 -> $32.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/11/2016DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetNeutral$27.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/13/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Lower Price Target$26.00 -> $22.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/6/2015Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price Target$28.00 -> $29.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/13/2015Cowen and CompanyInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$28.00 -> $25.86View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/15/2015Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageReduce -> Underweight$25.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/14/2015Sanford C. BernsteinLower Price TargetMarket Perform$35.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/29/2015Raymond James Financial Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$29.92 -> $34.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/25/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$42.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/6/2015Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
7/30/2014NomuraBoost Price Target$32.00 -> $40.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/29/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
8/3/2016Q216$0.59$4.39 billionN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/4/2016Q116$0.68$0.71$4.43 billion$4.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/10/2016Q415$0.65$0.80$4.42 billion$4.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/4/2015Q315$0.69$0.70$4.49 million$4.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/5/2015Q215$0.60$0.55$4.45 billion$4.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/5/2015Q115$0.59$0.67$4.47 billion$4.45 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/11/2015Q414$0.63$0.60$4.46 billion$4.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/5/2014Q314$0.62$0.63$4.50 billion$4.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/6/2014Q214$0.64$0.72$4.50 billion$4.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/7/2014Q114$0.61$0.66$4.48 billion$4.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/11/2014Q413$0.59$0.68$4.52 billion$4.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/6/2013Q313$0.63$0.63$4.51 billion$4.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.67$0.69$4.52 billion$4.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.68$0.76$4.51 billion$4.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/13/2013Q4 2012$0.68$0.67$4.58 billion$4.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/7/2012Q312$0.59$0.66$4.57 billion$4.57 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/8/2012$0.61$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/9/2012$0.57$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/15/2012$0.56$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/2/2011$0.34$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/3/2011$0.67$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/5/2011$0.70$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/15/2011$0.77$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20167$0.63$0.76$0.69
Q2 20163$0.58$0.62$0.60
Q3 20163$0.58$0.64$0.60
Q4 20163$0.64$0.71$0.66
Q1 20171$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q2 20171$0.60$0.60$0.60
Q3 20171$0.58$0.58$0.58
Q4 20171$0.60$0.60$0.60
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Annual Dividend:$2.16
Dividend Yield:7.01%
Payout Ratio:127.81% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
83.72% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
87.80% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:-9.40% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
5/18/2016quarterly$0.548.02%5/26/20165/31/20166/14/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/23/2016quarterly$0.547.2%3/2/20163/4/20163/18/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/10/2015quarterly$0.547.71%11/20/201511/24/201512/8/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/25/2015quarterly$0.548.19%9/3/20159/8/20159/22/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/20/2015quarterly$0.546.31%5/29/20156/2/20156/16/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/23/2015quarterly$0.545.83%3/4/20153/6/20153/20/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/11/2014quarterly$0.545.33%11/20/201411/24/201412/5/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/19/2014quarterly$0.545.3%8/27/20148/29/20149/12/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/28/2014quarterly$0.545.73%6/5/20146/9/20146/20/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/24/2014quarterly$0.546.94%3/6/20143/10/20143/21/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
11/12/2013quarterly$0.546.86%11/21/201311/25/201312/6/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
8/27/2013quarterly$0.546.6%9/4/20139/6/20139/19/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
5/22/2013quarterly$0.545.77%5/30/20136/3/20136/14/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
2/27/2013quarterly$0.546.23%3/7/20133/11/20133/22/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
7/13/2016Harvey P. PerryDirectorSell20,000$31.00$620,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/18/2016Maxine L. MoreauEVPSell3,841$30.23$116,113.43View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/16/2016C G Melville JrDirectorSell700$29.00$20,300.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
1/15/2016C G Melville JrDirectorSell700$23.28$16,296.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/15/2015C G Melville JrDirectorSell700$24.51$17,157.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/8/2015C G Melville JrDirectorSell200$26.91$5,382.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/15/2015C G Melville JrDirectorSell700$26.06$18,242.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/28/2015Gregory James MccrayDirectorSell3,871$37.00$143,227.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
1/20/2015C G Melville JrDirectorSell500$38.70$19,350.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/25/2014Fred R NicholsDirectorSell959$39.69$38,062.71View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/13/2014Karen A PuckettInsiderSell40,000$40.69$1,627,600.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/13/2014R Stewart Ewing JrCFOSell45,000$40.46$1,820,700.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/27/2014Fred R NicholsDirectorSell3,000$37.30$111,900.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/21/2014William CheekInsiderSell7,434$37.52$278,923.68View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/12/2014R Stewart Ewing, Jr.CFOSell20,600$36.75$757,050.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/9/2014Karen PuckettCOOSell30,000$36.56$1,096,800.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/9/2014Maxine MoreauEVPSell5,000$36.61$183,050.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/1/2014Jeffrey VondeylenInsiderSell5,000$35.00$175,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/4/2014Jeffrey VondeylenInsiderSell20,000$33.56$671,200.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/7/2014C Melville, Jr.DirectorSell1,800$31.21$56,178.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/7/2014William CheekInsiderSell11,000$31.24$343,640.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/6/2014Virginia BouletDirectorSell3,200$31.30$100,160.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/5/2013Gregory James MccrayDirectorSell7,755$32.19$249,633.45View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/20/2013Joseph ZimmelDirectorSell11,344$32.62$370,041.28View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/15/2013Fred NicholsDirectorSell3,070$33.45$102,691.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/28/2013Virginia BouletDirectorSell3,007$37.07$111,469.49View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/19/2013Maxine L MoreauSVPBuy1,500$34.61$51,915.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/12/2012Joseph ZimmelDirectorSell10,938$39.05$427,128.90View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/9/2012Glen F Post IIICEOSell100,000$43.05$4,305,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/9/2012Karen A PuckettCOOSell50,000$43.07$2,153,500.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/9/2012Stacey W GoffVPSell10,000$43.27$432,700.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
DateHeadline
07/28/16 09:01 PMCenturyLink to Take part in Analyst Conference. South Carolina SC
07/28/16 03:23 PMEarnings Estimates & Analyst Opinion on Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) - The Voice Registrar
07/28/16 03:23 PMCenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) – Top Stock from Technology Sector - The Daily Leicester
07/28/16 03:23 PMLatest CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) Target Price Suggests Stock Is Worth $29.57/Share - Review Fortune
07/28/16 09:58 AMBuy or Sell These Stocks? - United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:UMC), CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - News Oracle
07/28/16 09:58 AMNotable Analysts Recommendation to Monitor: Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) , CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - Street Updates
07/28/16 09:58 AMEXACT Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) & Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) Stocks in the News - Money News (press release)
07/28/16 07:43 AMFrontier Communications (FTR): Earnings Preview for Q2 -
07/27/16 09:10 PMStock Analyst-Opinion Need Close Attention about Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) - The Voice Registrar
07/27/16 03:34 PMUpdate on CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) for the day - Twin County News
07/27/16 03:20 PMCenturyLink to Participate in Analyst Conference - [PR Newswire] - MONROE, La., July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announces that it is scheduled to participate in the following analyst conference: Oppenheimer 19 th Annual Technology, Wednesday ...
07/27/16 02:26 PMTripadvisor Becomes #25 Most Shorted S&P 500 Component, Replacing CenturyLink - The most recent short interest data has been released for the 07/15/2016 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.
07/27/16 10:47 AMAnalysts watching two Stocks: Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) , CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - Street Updates
07/26/16 03:24 PMMorgan Stanley Downgrades Centurylink Inc to Underweight with Price Target $27.00 - Trade Calls
07/26/16 03:24 PMCenturylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) & FinTech Acquisition (NASDAQ:FNTC ... - Money News (press release)
07/26/16 03:24 PMWhich way CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) insiders are heading - Review Fortune
07/25/16 08:14 PMInteresting October Stock Options for CTL
07/25/16 08:14 PMStock Update: CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) – CenturyLink to reduce annual power consumption by approximately 22,000 MW-hours
07/25/16 02:42 PMGlu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL ... - share market updates (press release)
07/25/16 02:42 PMStock Update: CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) - CenturyLink to reduce annual power consumption by approximately ... - Jutia Group (press release) (blog)
07/25/16 01:42 PMTime to sell out of these 3 small-cap telecom stocks - [at MarketWatch] - The recent rally in telecom stocks gives investors in CenturyLink, Communications Sales & Leasing and/or Windstream Holdings an opportunity to sell.
07/25/16 08:12 AMCenturyLink: One Dividend To Obsess Over - Seeking Alpha
07/25/16 08:00 AMCenturyLink to reduce annual power consumption by approximately 22,000 MW-hours - [PR Newswire] - MONROE, La., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) will reduce network power consumption by approximately 22,000 megawatt-hours a year through a network optimization project with Nokia. Leveraging Nokia's fixed network professional services, CenturyLink will optimize its network performance, create energy efficiencies and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "Our goal is to help ensure the long-term health of our environment, joining with businesses that are focusing on ways to promote and practice the intelligent use of resources," said Pieter Poll, CenturyLink senior vice president of infrastructure planning.
07/24/16 03:19 PMCenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) nearing 52-week high, short interest down - Street Report
07/23/16 07:08 AMNewmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) & Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) Hot Stock's Alert - Money News (press release)
07/23/16 07:08 AMToday's Top Gainers in the Market CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) from Technology - The Daily Leicester
07/23/16 07:08 AMFriday Session Wrap-up for CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - Engelwood Daily
07/23/16 07:08 AMBrookstone Capital Management buys $3970217 stake in Centurylink Inc (CTL) - TheFounders Daily
07/23/16 07:08 AMThe Insider Activity Don't Lie: CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - Review Fortune
07/22/16 10:05 AM4 Big Dividend Stocks With Upside to Buy in a Very Overbought Market -
07/22/16 09:32 AMIntel's quarterly revenue rises 2.6 per cent
07/21/16 08:56 PMCenturyLink Inc. (CTL) Rating Lowered to Underweight at Morgan Stanley
07/21/16 03:36 PMCenturyLink Lights 200 Gbit/s of Transatlantic Capacity
07/21/16 04:28 AMOshaughnessy Asset Management LLC Increased Centurylink INC Com (NYSE:CTL) by $16.98 Million as Shares Rose - Press Telegraph
07/20/16 10:49 PMNews Review: Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL), Carnival Corp(NYSE:CCL) - NYSE Journal (press release)
07/20/16 10:49 PMCenturylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) & TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) Stocks on the Run - Money News (press release)
07/20/16 10:49 PMMarket Update: CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) - CenturyLink Taps Aqua Comms for High-Capacity Connection Between ... - Jutia Group (press release) (blog)
07/20/16 10:49 PMLatest Analysts Tips Update: Micron Technology, (NASDAQ:MU) , CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - Street Updates
07/20/16 04:38 PMHow To YieldBoost CTL To 15.9% Using Options
07/20/16 09:32 AMInteresting January 2017 Stock Options for CTL
07/20/16 09:32 AMCenturyLink Taps Aqua Comms for High-Capacity Connection Between New York and London
07/20/16 09:32 AMCenturylink Inc. (NYSE:CTL) stock price target reduced to $27 as recorded today by Morgan Stanley
07/20/16 09:32 AMMarket Update: CenturyLink Inc (NYSE:CTL) – CenturyLink Taps Aqua Comms for High-Capacity Connection Between New York and London
07/19/16 08:47 PMStock Strength in Focus for CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - Press Telegraph
07/19/16 08:47 PMEarnings Focus and Crowd Sourced Sentiment Review for CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - TGP
07/19/16 08:47 PMStock Check-In at the Close: CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - TGP
07/19/16 03:32 PMAnalyst Recommendations Review: CenturyLink (CTL) - News Oracle
07/19/16 02:34 PMMicrosoft (MSFT), Boeing (BA) Team Up for Digital Aviation -
07/19/16 09:07 AMEquity Roundup: Stock Performance Focus on CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - Press Telegraph
07/19/16 09:07 AMStock Positive on the Year: CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - TGP

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About CenturyLink

CenturyLink logoCenturyLink, Inc. is an integrated communications company. The Company is engaged in providing an array of communications services to residential and business customers. The Company's segments include Business and Consumer. Its communications services include local and long-distance voice, high-speed Internet, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), private line (including special access), data integration, Ethernet, colocation, managed hosting (including cloud hosting), network, public access, video, wireless and other ancillary services. It operates approximately 11.7 million access lines, served approximately six million high-speed Internet subscribers and over 280 thousand Prism television subscribers. It also operates approximately 60 data centers throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The Company categorizes its products, services and revenues into approximately four categories, including Strategic services, Legacy services, Data integration and Other operating revenues.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Telecom Services - Domestic
  • Sub-Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: CTL
  • CUSIP: 15670010
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $30.83
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $29.15
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $28.99
  • P/E Ratio: 18.34
  • P/E Growth: 42.25
  • Market Cap: $16.83B
  • Beta: 0.77
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.58 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.46 EPS
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CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) Chart for Friday, July, 29, 2016