NYSE:CTL - Centurylink Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $9.96 -0.27 (-2.64 %) (As of 05/23/2019 09:10 AM ET)Previous Close$10.23Today's Range$9.91 - $10.2052-Week Range$9.91 - $24.20Volume12.41 million shsAverage Volume13.15 million shsMarket Capitalization$10.86 billionP/E Ratio8.37Dividend Yield9.78%Beta0.74 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email CenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. It offers VPN data network services; Ethernet services; Internet protocol (IP) services; facilities-based Prism TV service, as well as satellite digital television services; CDN services; and Vyvx broadcast services. The company also provides broadband services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; private line services for transmission of data between sites; wavelength services; and colocation and data center services, such as hosting, cloud, and managed solutions. In addition, it offers network management, installation and maintenance of data equipment, and building of fiber-optic broadband networks; professional services; and network security services, as well as sells equipment. Further, the company offers voice services; voice over IP services; and managed services comprising network, hosting, cloud, and information technology services, as well as leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2018, it served approximately 4.8 million broadband subscribers. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Monroe, Louisiana. Receive CTL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CTL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Telephone communication, except radio Sub-IndustryIntegrated Telecommunication Services SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNYSE:CTL Previous Symbol CUSIP15670010 CIK18926 Webhttp://www.centurylink.com/ Phone318-388-9000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.68 Current Ratio0.71 Quick Ratio0.71Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio8.37 Forward P/E Ratio7.72 P/E Growth0.91 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$23.44 billion Price / Sales0.46 Cash Flow$5.7572 per share Price / Cash Flow1.73 Book Value$12.42 per share Price / Book0.80Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.19 Net Income$-1,733,000,000.00 Net Margins-34.62% Return on Equity6.89% Return on Assets1.93%Miscellaneous Employees45,000 Outstanding Shares1,090,310,000Market Cap$10.86 billion Next Earnings Date8/14/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Centurylink (NYSE:CTL) Frequently Asked Questions What is Centurylink's stock symbol? Centurylink trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CTL." How often does Centurylink pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Centurylink? Centurylink declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, March 22nd. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 11th. View Centurylink's Dividend History. How were Centurylink's earnings last quarter? Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 8th. The technology company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.07. The technology company earned $5.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.71 billion. Centurylink had a positive return on equity of 6.89% and a negative net margin of 34.62%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.25 earnings per share. View Centurylink's Earnings History. When is Centurylink's next earnings date? Centurylink is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Centurylink. What price target have analysts set for CTL? 14 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Centurylink's shares. Their forecasts range from $11.00 to $25.00. On average, they anticipate Centurylink's stock price to reach $16.8733 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 69.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Centurylink. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Centurylink? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Centurylink in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Centurylink. Has Centurylink been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about CTL stock has been trending very negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Centurylink earned a news impact score of -3.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the technology company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future. Are investors shorting Centurylink? Centurylink saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 101,231,432 shares, an increase of 1.4% from the April 15th total of 102,664,537 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 11,565,773 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 8.8 days. Approximately 9.3% of the company's stock are short sold. View Centurylink's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Centurylink's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Centurylink include Telefonica (TEF), Orange (ORAN), BCE (BCE), China Telecom (CHA), SINGAPORE TELEC/S (SGAPY), VIVENDI SA/ADR (VIVHY), Telenor ASA (TELNY), Telstra (TLSYY), Sprint (S), BT Group (BT), Swisscom (SCMWY), Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (TLK), Telefonica Brasil (VIV), TELIA Co A B/ADR (TLSNY) and Advanced Info Service PCL (AVIFY). What other stocks do shareholders of Centurylink own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Centurylink investors own include AT&T (T), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Ford Motor (F), General Electric (GE), Bank of America (BAC), Intel (INTC), ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NLY), Kinder Morgan (KMI), Verizon Communications (VZ) and New Residential Investment (NRZ). Who are Centurylink's key executives? Centurylink's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Jeffrey K. Storey, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)Mr. Indraneel Dev, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 47)Mr. Stacey W. Goff, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 53)Mr. Scott A. Trezise, Exec. VP of HR (Age 50)Mr. Eric J. Mortensen, Principal Accounting Officer, Sr. VP & Controller (Age 59) Who are Centurylink's major shareholders? Centurylink's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Temasek Holdings Private Ltd (8.92%), BlackRock Inc. (7.96%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.40%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.29%), Northern Trust Corp (0.98%) and ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC (0.93%). Company insiders that own Centurylink stock include Glen F Post III, Harvey P Perry, Holdings (Private) Ltd Temasek, Indraneel Dev, Jeffrey K Storey, Kevin P Chilton, Martha Helena Bejar, Scott Trezise, Steven T Clontz, Virginia Boulet and William Bruce Hanks. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Centurylink. Which major investors are selling Centurylink stock? CTL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Temasek Holdings Private Ltd, Morgan Stanley, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Clark Estates Inc. NY, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, TD Asset Management Inc. and Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Centurylink company stock in the last year include Glen F Post III, Holdings (Private) Ltd Temasek and Scott Trezise. View Insider Buying and Selling for Centurylink. Which major investors are buying Centurylink stock? CTL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, AQR Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Centurylink stock in the last two years include Glen F Post III, Harvey P Perry, Holdings (Private) Ltd Temasek, Indraneel Dev, Jeffrey K Storey, Kevin P Chilton, Martha Helena Bejar, Steven T Clontz, Virginia Boulet and William Bruce Hanks. View Insider Buying and Selling for Centurylink. How do I buy shares of Centurylink? Shares of CTL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Centurylink's stock price today? One share of CTL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $9.96. How big of a company is Centurylink? Centurylink has a market capitalization of $10.86 billion and generates $23.44 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $-1,733,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or $1.19 on an earnings per share basis. Centurylink employs 45,000 workers across the globe. What is Centurylink's official website? The official website for Centurylink is http://www.centurylink.com/. How can I contact Centurylink? Centurylink's mailing address is 100 CenturyLink Drive, Monroe LA, 71203. The technology company can be reached via phone at 318-388-9000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Centurylink (NYSE CTL)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 491 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 612 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,103MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Centurylink and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CTL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CTL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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