NYSE:CTL - Centurylink Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$23.48 +0.15 (+0.64 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$23.48
Today's Range$23.12 - $23.78
52-Week Range$13.16 - $23.78
Volume10.55 million shs
Average Volume10.71 million shs
Market Capitalization$23.09 billion
P/E Ratio15.97
Dividend Yield9.61%
Beta0.8
Centurylink logoCenturyLink, Inc. provides various communications services to residential, business, wholesale, and governmental customers primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Business and Consumer. The company offers virtual private network data network services; Ethernet services; Internet protocol services; CenturyLink Prism TV that allows customers to watch television or cable channels and record up to four shows on one home digital video recorder; and Vyvx, which provides audio and video feeds over fiber or satellite for broadcast and production customers, as well as satellite digital television services. It also provides broadband services, which allow customers to connect to the Internet through their existing telephone lines or fiber-optic cables; private line solution for transmission of data between sites; colocation and data center services comprising cloud, hosting, and application management solutions; wavelength services that provide customers required bandwidth with an end-to-end transport solution of a bandwidth; and network security solutions, as well as sells telecommunications equipment and resells software, and provides network management, installation and maintenance of data equipment, and building of fiber-optic broadband networks. In addition, the company offers local calling services; long-distance and toll-free services; information technology (IT) services, such as transporting and delivering enterprise data and applications; and managed services consisting of network, hosting, cloud, and IT services. Further, it leases and subleases space in its office buildings, warehouses, and other properties. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated approximately 10.3 million total access lines; and served approximately 5.7 million broadband subscribers. CenturyLink, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Telephone communication, except radio
Sub-IndustryIntegrated Telecommunication Services
SectorComputer and Technology
SymbolNYSE:CTL
CUSIP15670010
Phone318-388-9000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.60
Current Ratio0.98
Quick Ratio0.98

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio15.97
Forward P/E Ratio23.48
P/E Growth-14.32

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$17.66 billion
Price / Sales1.44
Cash Flow$4.9957 per share
Price / Cash4.70
Book Value$21.98 per share
Price / Book1.07

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.47
Net Income$1.39 billion
Net Margins7.62%
Return on Equity4.50%
Return on Assets1.36%

Miscellaneous

Employees51,000
Outstanding Shares1,080,120,000
Market Cap$23.09 billion

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 Wednesday, May 23rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 1st. View Centurylink's Dividend History.

How were Centurylink's earnings last quarter?

Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 8th. The technology company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.03. The technology company had revenue of $5.90 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.92 billion. Centurylink had a net margin of 7.62% and a return on equity of 4.50%. The firm's revenue was up 44.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.46 EPS. View Centurylink's Earnings History.

When is Centurylink's next earnings date?

Centurylink is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Centurylink.

What price target have analysts set for CTL?

15 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Centurylink's shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $27.00. On average, they expect Centurylink's stock price to reach $21.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Centurylink.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Centurylink?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Centurylink in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Centurylink.

Are investors shorting Centurylink?

Centurylink saw a decrease in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 81,374,628 shares, a decrease of 6.2% from the July 13th total of 86,797,804 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 6,799,727 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 12.0 days. Currently, 7.6% of the company's stock are sold short. View Centurylink's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Centurylink's key competitors?

Who are Centurylink's key executives?

Centurylink's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jeffrey K. Storey, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Sunit S. Patel, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Aamir M. Hussain, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Stacey W. Goff, Exec. VP, Chief Admin. Officer, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. R. Stewart Ewing Jr., Exec. Officer (Age 66)

Has Centurylink been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about CTL stock has trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Centurylink earned a daily sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 47.98 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future. View Recent Headlines for Centurylink.

Who are Centurylink's major shareholders?

Centurylink's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Temasek Holdings Private Ltd (11.41%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.93%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.19%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (0.70%), Morgan Stanley (0.62%) and Beck Mack & Oliver LLC (0.58%). Company insiders that own Centurylink stock include Aamir Hussain, David D Cole, Glen F Post III, Harvey P Perry, Holdings (Private) Ltd Temasek, Jeffrey K Storey, Martha Helena Bejar, Steven T Clontz, Virginia Boulet, William Arthur Owens and William Bruce Hanks. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Centurylink.

Which institutional investors are selling Centurylink stock?

CTL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Legal & General Group Plc, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., American Century Companies Inc. and HGK Asset Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Centurylink.

Which institutional investors are buying Centurylink stock?

CTL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Temasek Holdings Private Ltd, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Madison Investment Holdings Inc., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Beck Mack & Oliver LLC. Company insiders that have bought Centurylink stock in the last two years include Aamir Hussain, Glen F Post III, Harvey P Perry, Holdings (Private) Ltd Temasek, Jeffrey K Storey, Martha Helena Bejar, Steven T Clontz, Virginia Boulet, William Arthur Owens 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 $23.48.

How big of a company is Centurylink?

Centurylink has a market capitalization of $23.09 billion and generates $17.66 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $1.39 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.47 on an earnings per share basis. Centurylink employs 51,000 workers across the globe.

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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  423 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  535 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  958
MarketBeat'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.
This page was last updated on 8/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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