CenturyLink Company Profile (NYSE:CTL)

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: $28.76
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $30.22
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $29.77
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 16.10
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.98
  • P/E Growth: 192.00
  • Market Cap: $15.70B
  • Outstanding Shares: 545,969,000
  • Beta: 0.76
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Sell Ratings, 10 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.86)
Consensus Price Target: $28.13 (2.18% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/10/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingSector Perform$29.00 -> $31.00View Rating Details
8/8/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$29.00 -> $31.00View Rating Details
7/18/2016Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$31.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
7/11/2016MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutral$31.00View Rating Details
6/21/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHold$28.00View Rating Details
5/4/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/3/2016Wells Fargo & Co.DowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$33.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
4/12/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$28.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
3/17/2016Jefferies GroupDowngradeHold -> Underperform$25.00 -> $24.00View Rating Details
3/14/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$28.00 -> $32.00View Rating Details
2/11/2016DA DavidsonBoost Price TargetNeutral$27.00View Rating Details
1/13/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Lower Price Target$26.00 -> $22.00View Rating Details
10/13/2015Cowen and CompanyInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$28.00 -> $25.86View Rating Details
9/15/2015Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageReduce -> Underweight$25.00View Rating Details
9/14/2015Sanford C. BernsteinLower Price TargetMarket Perform$35.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
6/29/2015Raymond James Financial Inc.UpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$29.92 -> $34.00View Rating Details
6/25/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$42.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
5/6/2015Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingMarket PerformView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/29/2014 forward)


Earnings History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/3/2016Q216$0.59$0.63$4.39 billion$440.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.68$0.71$4.43 billion$4.40 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q415$0.65$0.80$4.42 billion$4.48 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.69$0.70$4.49 million$4.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.60$0.55$4.45 billion$4.42 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.59$0.67$4.47 billion$4.45 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2015Q414$0.63$0.60$4.46 billion$4.44 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.62$0.63$4.50 billion$4.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$0.64$0.72$4.50 billion$4.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$0.61$0.66$4.48 billion$4.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/11/2014Q413$0.59$0.68$4.52 billion$4.54 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2013Q313$0.63$0.63$4.51 billion$4.52 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$0.67$0.69$4.52 billion$4.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2013Q1 2013$0.68$0.76$4.51 billion$4.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012$0.68$0.67$4.58 billion$4.58 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$0.59$0.66$4.57 billion$4.57 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.61$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2012$0.57$0.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2012$0.56$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$0.34$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.67$0.64ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.70$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2011$0.77$0.76ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.54 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.4 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20167$0.63$0.76$0.69
Q2 20163$0.58$0.62$0.60
Q3 20163$0.57$0.64$0.60
Q4 20163$0.58$0.67$0.63
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)


Current Dividend Information for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Annual Dividend:$2.16
Dividend Yield:7.51%
Payout Ratio:120.67% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
85.04% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
90.00% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:-9.40% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

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


Latest Headlines for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
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News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL), Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:CTL)
voiceregistrar.com - August 24 at 4:26 PM
News IconCenturyLink Declares Quarterly Money Dividend. South Carolina SC (NYSE:CTL)
www.southcarolinasc.com - August 23 at 9:39 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 4:36 PM
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stockznews.com - August 22 at 4:35 PM
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biz.yahoo.com - August 22 at 4:34 PM
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News IconTop Gainers of the Day: CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) from Telecom Services – Domestic (NYSE:CTL)
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publicnow.com logoCenturyLink increases network connectivity options for global data center customers (NYSE:CTL)
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www.publicnow.com - August 11 at 10:16 PM
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marketwatch.com logoBroadband boosts CenturyLink's profit by 37% (NYSE:CTL)
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CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) Chart for Monday, August, 29, 2016

Last Updated on 8/29/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff