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: $27.42
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $28.54
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $29.52
  • 52-Week Range: $545,969,000.00 - $21.94
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 15.35
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.52
  • P/E Growth: 181.83
  • Market Cap: $14.97B
  • Outstanding Shares: 545,969,000
  • Beta: 0.8
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 5.47%
  • Return on Equity: 11.02%
  • Return on Assets: 3.25%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.30%
  • Current Ratio: 0.58%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.58%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 9 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.92)
Consensus Price Target: $28.16 (2.68% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/13/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingNeutral$31.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
9/2/2016Jefferies GroupReiterated RatingSellView Rating Details
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
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
3/14/2016Citigroup 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 9/25/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/2/2016        
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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.53 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.38 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)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Annual Dividend:$2.16
Dividend Yield:7.88%
Dividend Growth:-9.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:120.67% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
85.38% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
90.76% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
8/23/2016quarterly$0.547.44%8/31/20169/2/20169/16/2016
5/18/2016quarterly$0.548.02%5/26/20165/31/20166/14/2016
2/23/2016quarterly$0.547.2%3/2/20163/4/20163/18/2016
11/10/2015quarterly$0.547.71%11/20/201511/24/201512/8/2015
8/25/2015quarterly$0.548.19%9/3/20159/8/20159/22/2015
5/20/2015quarterly$0.546.31%5/29/20156/2/20156/16/2015
2/23/2015quarterly$0.545.83%3/4/20153/6/20153/20/2015
11/11/2014quarterly$0.545.33%11/20/201411/24/201412/5/2014
8/19/2014quarterly$0.545.3%8/27/20148/29/20149/12/2014
5/28/2014quarterly$0.545.73%6/5/20146/9/20146/20/2014
2/24/2014quarterly$0.546.94%3/6/20143/10/20143/21/2014
11/12/2013quarterly$0.546.86%11/21/201311/25/201312/6/2013
8/27/2013quarterly$0.546.6%9/4/20139/6/20139/19/2013
5/22/2013quarterly$0.545.77%5/30/20136/3/20136/14/2013
2/27/2013quarterly$0.546.23%3/7/20133/11/20133/22/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.61%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.32%
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL)
DateHeadline
News IconCenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) from Telecom Services – Domestic – Todays Top Gains (NYSE:CTL)
twincountynews.com - September 24 at 4:15 PM
News IconTwo Tech Stocks Are Just So Hot Right Now: CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation ... - The Independent Republic (NYSE:CTL)
theindependentrepublic.com - September 23 at 9:33 AM
News IconTrader's Roundup: Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO), CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - Newburgh Press (NYSE:CTL)
newburghpress.com - September 23 at 9:33 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoFrost & Sullivan Recognizes CenturyLink with Asia Pacific Hybrid IT Strategy Award for the second consecutive year (NYSE:CTL)
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 9:33 AM
News IconAnalysts Rating Stocks in Review: Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) & Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) - Money News (NYSE:CTL)
www.newsismoney.com - September 22 at 4:35 PM
seekingalpha.com logoCenturyLink Should Spin Off Its Colocation Data Center Business - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:CTL)
seekingalpha.com - September 22 at 4:35 PM
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sharemarketupdates.com - September 22 at 4:35 PM
News IconTwo Technology Stocks Are Hot: Ciena Corporation (CIEN), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) - The Independent Republic (NYSE:CTL)
theindependentrepublic.com - September 21 at 5:01 PM
publicnow.com logoCenturyLink Schedules Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call (NYSE:CTL)
www.publicnow.com - September 21 at 5:01 PM
News IconHot Watch List After Analysts Reviews- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL), Twilio, Inc. (NYSE:TWLO) - Seneca Globe (NYSE:CTL)
www.senecaglobe.com - September 21 at 8:42 AM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: Centurylink (NYSE:CTL), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:CTL)
voiceregistrar.com - September 21 at 8:42 AM
forbes.com logoCenturyLink (CTL) Shares Cross 8% Yield Mark (NYSE:CTL)
www.forbes.com - September 20 at 4:19 PM
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stockznews.com - September 20 at 8:06 AM
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thedailyleicester.com - September 20 at 8:06 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoCenturyLink reducing workforce by 7 to 8 percent (NYSE:CTL)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - September 20 at 8:06 AM
News IconInvestor's Watch List: Medtronic PLC (NYSE:MDT), Centurylink Inc ... - NYSE Journal (press release) (NYSE:CTL)
stockznews.com - September 19 at 3:19 PM
News IconTop Technology Stock Picking: CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL), Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) - The Independent Republic (NYSE:CTL)
theindependentrepublic.com - September 19 at 3:19 PM
News IconActive Broker's Concerns In Focus: CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL), NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) - Street Wise Report (press release) (blog) (NYSE:CTL)
streetwisereport.com - September 19 at 3:19 PM
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finance.yahoo.com logoStock Market News for September 19, 2016 (NYSE:CTL)
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 3:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCenturyLink (CTL) Plans to Sack More Than 3,000 Workers (NYSE:CTL)
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 9:08 AM
News IconA look at a High Market Cap Stock: CenturyLink, Inc., CTL - The Daily Leicester (NYSE:CTL)
thedailyleicester.com - September 17 at 9:12 AM
News IconPrice Target Estimates Under Analyst's Radar: Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) - Post Registrar (NYSE:CTL)
postregistrar.com - September 17 at 9:12 AM
bloomberg.com logoCenturyLink Looking to Cut 8% of Workforce, or About 3,400 (NYSE:CTL)
www.bloomberg.com - September 17 at 9:12 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCenturyLink to Lay Off 3,000 (NYSE:CTL)
finance.yahoo.com - September 17 at 9:12 AM
News IconHgk Asset Management INC Decreased Stake in Centurylink INC ... - Chester News (NYSE:CTL)
www.chesterindependent.com - September 15 at 4:50 PM
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friscofastball.com - September 14 at 9:41 PM
News IconCenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) Neutral Rating Reiterated at Macquarie - BNB Daily (blog) (NYSE:CTL)
www.baseball-news-blog.com - September 14 at 4:31 PM
publicnow.com logoContent delivery network provider Highwinds chooses CenturyLink for Data Center Hosting and Network Services (NYSE:CTL)
www.publicnow.com - September 14 at 4:31 PM
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247wallst.com - September 14 at 4:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoStock Market News for September 14, 2016 (NYSE:CTL)
finance.yahoo.com - September 14 at 4:31 PM
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voiceregistrar.com - September 14 at 8:05 AM
seekingalpha.com logoCenturyLink claims biggest G.fast deployement in Wisconsin - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:CTL)
seekingalpha.com - September 14 at 8:05 AM
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www.hotstockspoint.com - September 14 at 8:05 AM
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seekingalpha.com - September 12 at 6:51 PM
News IconCenturyLink Claims Largest G.fast Deployment in NA (NYSE:CTL)
www.lightreading.com - September 12 at 9:23 AM
publicnow.com logoCenturyLink completes largest deployment of G.fast technology in North America (NYSE:CTL)
www.publicnow.com - September 12 at 9:23 AM
News IconInstitutional Investors Have Decreased Positions in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) (NYSE:CTL)
www.nationaldailypress.com - September 10 at 4:15 PM
reuters.com logoExclusive: Private equity consortium vies for CenturyLink data ... - Reuters (NYSE:CTL)
www.reuters.com - September 10 at 9:03 AM
fool.com logoCan This Centurylink Inc Dividend Even Survive? (NYSE:CTL)
www.fool.com - September 10 at 9:03 AM
thestreet.com logoCenturyLink (CTL) Stock Down, Suitors Eye Data Center Unit (NYSE:CTL)
www.thestreet.com - September 9 at 4:20 PM
News IconInstitutional Investors Have Decreased Positions in CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) - National Daily Press (NYSE:CTL)
www.nationaldailypress.com - September 9 at 9:18 AM
seekingalpha.com logoPE consortium vies for CenturyLink data centers - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:CTL)
seekingalpha.com - September 9 at 9:18 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoExclusive: Private equity consortium vies for CenturyLink data centres - sources (NYSE:CTL)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - September 9 at 9:18 AM
seekingalpha.com logoP-E consortium vies for CenturyLink data centers (NYSE:CTL)
seekingalpha.com - September 9 at 5:54 AM
feeds.reuters.com logoExclusive: Private equity consortium vies for CenturyLink data centers - sources (NYSE:CTL)
feeds.reuters.com - September 8 at 7:34 PM
fool.com logoWhy CenturyLink, Inc. Stock Fell 12% in August (NYSE:CTL)
www.fool.com - September 8 at 8:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCenturyLink recognized for its innovative Managed Security Services offerings by two independent research firms (NYSE:CTL)
finance.yahoo.com - September 7 at 4:33 PM
News IconCenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) – Top Stock from Technology Sector - The Daily Leicester (NYSE:CTL)
thedailyleicester.com - September 7 at 6:50 AM

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