NYSE:CTL - Centurylink Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $21.40 +0.11 (+0.52 %) (As of 10/23/2018 01:49 PM ET)Previous Close$21.29Today's Range$21.04 - $21.4352-Week Range$13.16 - $24.20Volume315,283 shsAverage Volume9.96 million shsMarket Capitalization$23.77 billionP/E Ratio14.48Dividend Yield9.82%Beta0.86 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst 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 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. 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 Webwww.centurylink.com Phone318-388-9000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.60 Current Ratio0.98 Quick Ratio0.98 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio14.48 Forward P/E Ratio19.81 P/E Growth-13.61 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$17.66 billion Price / Sales1.31 Cash Flow$4.4306 per share Price / Cash4.83 Book Value$21.98 per share Price / Book0.97 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 Shares1,080,820,000Market Cap$23.77 billion 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 Tuesday, August 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Friday, September 14th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th. View Centurylink's Dividend History. How were Centurylink's earnings last quarter? Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 8th. The technology company reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.03. The technology company had revenue of $5.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.92 billion. Centurylink had a net margin of 7.62% and a return on equity of 4.50%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 44.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $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 Thursday, November 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Centurylink. What price target have analysts set for CTL? 17 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Centurylink's shares. Their forecasts range from $16.00 to $27.00. On average, they anticipate Centurylink's stock price to reach $21.2353 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Centurylink. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Centurylink? 17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Centurylink in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 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 increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 83,892,236 shares, an increase of 2.3% from the September 14th total of 81,974,428 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 12,858,058 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.5 days. Currently, 7.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Centurylink's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Centurylink's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Centurylink include SoftBank Group (SFTBY), Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTTYY), America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (AMX), Orange (ORAN), Telefonica (TEF), China Telecom (CHA), SINGAPORE TELEC/S (SGAPY), BCE (BCE), VIVENDI SA/ADR (VIVHY), BT Group (BT), Telenor ASA (TELNY), Telstra (TLSYY), Sprint (S), Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (TLK) and Swisscom (SCMWY). Who are Centurylink's key executives? Centurylink's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Jeffrey K. Storey, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)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)Mr. Indraneel Dev, Group VP of Fin. & Interim CFO Who are Centurylink's major shareholders? Centurylink's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.15%), Aperio Group LLC (0.08%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.07%), Strs Ohio (0.05%), Kirr Marbach & Co. LLC IN (0.05%) and Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc. NE (0.04%). 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 major investors are selling Centurylink stock? CTL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc., Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC, Texas Permanent School Fund, Atria Investments LLC, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Capital Insight Partners LLC, Visionary Asset Management Inc. and First Manhattan Co.. 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 Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc. NE, Bank of Montreal Can, Calamos Advisors LLC, Aperio Group LLC, Bristol Advisors LLC, Gateway Advisory LLC, Andra AP fonden and Cornerstone Investment Partners 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 $21.19. How big of a company is Centurylink? Centurylink has a market capitalization of $23.77 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. 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: 452 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 563 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,015MarketBeat'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 10/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Stock Selection - What is cash flow?