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

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$16.33 -0.01 (-0.06 %)
(As of 12/19/2018 07:32 AM ET)
Previous Close$16.34
Today's Range$16.18 - $16.7150
52-Week Range$15.45 - $24.20
Volume12.22 million shs
Average Volume11.64 million shs
Market Capitalization$17.66 billion
P/E Ratio11.11
Dividend Yield13.22%
Beta0.79
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.

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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
Phone318-388-9000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.57
Current Ratio0.78
Quick Ratio0.78

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio11.11
Forward P/E Ratio14.32
P/E Growth-9.54

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$17.66 billion
Price / Sales1.00
Cash Flow$4.5487 per share
Price / Cash Flow3.59
Book Value$21.98 per share
Price / Book0.74

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.47
Net Income$1.39 billion
Net Margins7.81%
Return on Equity4.45%
Return on Assets1.38%

Miscellaneous

Employees51,000
Outstanding Shares1,080,660,000
Market Cap$17.66 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.54 per share on Friday, December 7th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 13.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 23rd. View Centurylink's Dividend History.

How were Centurylink's earnings last quarter?

Centurylink Inc (NYSE:CTL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The technology company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.30. The technology company had revenue of $5.82 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.88 billion. Centurylink had a return on equity of 4.45% and a net margin of 7.81%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.42 earnings per share. View Centurylink's Earnings History.

When is Centurylink's next earnings date?

Centurylink is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Centurylink.

What price target have analysts set for CTL?

13 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Centurylink's shares. Their predictions range from $16.00 to $27.00. On average, they anticipate Centurylink's stock price to reach $20.9167 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 28.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Centurylink.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Centurylink?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Centurylink in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Centurylink.

Has Centurylink been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about CTL stock have trended neutral on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Centurylink earned a coverage optimism score of 0.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the technology company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Centurylink?

Centurylink saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 86,748,151 shares, an increase of 2.3% from the November 15th total of 84,762,556 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,345,194 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 7.6 days. Approximately 8.1% 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. Aamir M. Hussain, Exec. VP & CTO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Stacey W. Goff, Exec. VP, Chief Admin. Officer, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. Indraneel Dev, Group VP of Fin. & Interim CFO
  • Mr. Eric J. Mortensen, Principal Accounting Officer, Sr. VP & Controller (Age 59)

Who are Centurylink's major shareholders?

Centurylink's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (9.35%), Vanguard Group Inc (9.35%), BlackRock Inc. (7.78%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.94%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (1.51%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.22%). Company insiders that own Centurylink stock include Glen F Post III, Harvey P Perry, Holdings (Private) Ltd Temasek, Jeffrey K Storey, Martha Helena Bejar, Scott Trezise, Steven T Clontz, Virginia Boulet 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 Capital Research Global Investors, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, BlackRock Inc., Reaves W H & Co. Inc., Fiduciary Management Inc. WI and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.. Company insiders that have sold Centurylink company stock in the last year include Glen F Post III and Scott Trezise. View Insider Buying and Selling for Centurylink.

Which major investors are buying Centurylink stock?

CTL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Fifth Third Bancorp, Teachers Advisors LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, FMR LLC, TD Asset Management Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH and Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Centurylink stock in the last two years include Glen F Post III, Harvey P Perry, Holdings (Private) Ltd Temasek, Jeffrey K Storey, Martha Helena Bejar, Steven T Clontz, Virginia Boulet 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 $16.33.

How big of a company is Centurylink?

Centurylink has a market capitalization of $17.66 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  472 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  578 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,050
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 12/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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