CenturyLink, Inc. is a United States-based integrated communications company, which is engaged in providing a range of communications services to its residential and business customers. The Company operates through two segments: Business, which includes provision of strategic, legacy and data integration products and services to small, medium and enterprise business, wholesale and governmental customers, including other communication providers, and Consumer, which includes provision of strategic and legacy products and services to residential customers. The Business segment includes strategic products and services, such as Ethernet, colocation, hosting and broadband; legacy services, such as local and long-distance voice, and data integration offerings, which include sale of telecommunications equipment located on customers' premises. The Consumer segment includes strategic products and services, such as broadband and video, and legacy services, such as local and long-distance voice.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Computer and Technology
- Industry: Telecom Services - Domestic
- Sub-Industry: Integrated Telecommunication Services
- Exchange: NYSE
- Symbol: CTL
- CUSIP: 15670010
- Previous Close: $24.58
- 50 Day Moving Average: $25.14
- 200 Day Moving Average: $26.14
- 52-Week Range: $22.86 - $33.45
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.19
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.87
- P/E Growth: 11.16
- Market Cap: $13.27B
- Outstanding Shares: 539,965,000
- Beta: 0.83
- Net Margins: 3.58%
- Return on Equity: 9.58%
- Return on Assets: 2.81%
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- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.36%
- Current Ratio: 0.97%
- Quick Ratio: 0.58%
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 Tuesday, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.54 per share on Friday, March 17th. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 1st.
Where is CenturyLink's stock going? Where will CenturyLink's stock price be in 2017?
15 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for CenturyLink's stock. Their forecasts range from $20.00 to $32.00. On average, they expect CenturyLink's stock price to reach $28.69 in the next year.
When will CenturyLink announce their earnings?
CenturyLink is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.
What are analysts saying about CenturyLink stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CenturyLink stock:
According to Zacks Investment Research, "CenturyLink posted weak financial results in the fourth quarter of 2016. Also, shares of CenturyLink lagged the Zacks classified Wireless National industry’s gain over the past three months. Moreover, loss in access lines, reducing legacy voice services revenues, declining subsidy payments by the Federal Universal Service Fund, tough competition, federal regulations and the need to upgrade technology are other risks. Inspite of these headwinds, the company is focused on establishing itself as a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions arena for enterprise customers. Further, the growing momentum of CenturyLink’s Prism IPTV service has prompted it to plan the launch of its over the top (OTT) services in 2017. The deal to purchase Level 3 Communications bodes well. The combined entity will be a formidable entity in the fiber-based metro-Ethernet and Internet backbone market." (2/13/2017)
Morgan Stanley analysts commented, "There is a range of possible outcomes and valuations, and timing remains somewhat uncertain. If CenturyLink is able to sell a significant portion of the data center assets at attractive prices, this could provide additional liquidity, although deleveraging will likely be required with some of the proceeds," (7/18/2016)
Who owns CenturyLink stock?
CenturyLink's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (5.65%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.72%), AQR Capital Management LLC (0.79%), O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC (0.73%), FMR LLC (0.68%) and Thornburg Investment Management Inc. (0.57%). Company insiders that own CenturyLink stock include Aamir Hussain, C G Melville Jr, David D Cole, Gregory James Mccray, Harvey P Perry, Maxine L Moreau and William Arthur Owens.
Who sold CenturyLink stock? Who is selling CenturyLink stock?
CenturyLink's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Sentinel Trust Co. LBA, Martingale Asset Management L P, Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC, Capital Guardian Trust Co. and Janus Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold CenturyLink stock in the last year include David D Cole and Harvey P Perry.
Who bought CenturyLink stock? Who is buying CenturyLink stock?
CenturyLink's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thornburg Investment Management Inc., FMR LLC, RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Guggenheim Capital LLC and Elkfork Partners LLC. Company insiders that have bought CenturyLink stock in the last two years include Aamir Hussain and William Arthur Owens.
How do I buy CenturyLink stock?
Shares of CenturyLink can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
How much does a share of CenturyLink stock cost?
One share of CenturyLink stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.58.